“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” Romans 12:2, NKJV.
The word “transformed” here in the Greek means to literally transform, like a metamorphosis. It’s like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. It’s like changing a 1967 Buick into a 2017 Bugatti. You’re one man, but then you get God’s mind about life and He completely changes you into another. This is exactly where God begins after you receive Christ. He begins with changing how you think.
If you want a complete transformation in your life, you have to allow God to renew your mind with His Word. He takes away Buick thinking, and works in you Bugatti thinking. You don’t have to conform to this world and you are not the same man anymore. He will show you in His Word Who lives in you, what you’re capable of with Christ on your side and what you can do through Him now. He will teach you what it means to be a good man and help you do what He says you can do. He will show you how to apply it in your daily living. That is when we see His good and perfect will come to pass right before us.
God doesn’t transform us from the outside in. He changes us from the inside out. Let your approach to you becoming a changed man be the same. Allow God to work in you through the transforming power of His Word. There will be no transformation apart from it.
We can’t see the foundation of a skyscraper, yet it is the most important part of that building. It is what keeps it standing. It is what causes it to go higher and higher. He wants to take your old foundation of how you think, and lay a new one, so He can take you higher and higher.
Prayer: Thank You Father for teaching me the importance renewing my mind Lord by Your Word. I’ve been trying to change another way instead of doing it Your way. Help me make the Word more of a priority in my life. When I give time and think on Your Word, change the way I think so I an go higher and higher. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Study: Psalm 1, Proverbs 23:7