At the time of salvation, our spirit is regenerated. We go from death to life – separated from God to being reconciled to Him. The change that takes place is miraculous and immediate. The transformation of our minds, on the other hand, is a process. The Bible instructs us to make changes in the way we think by renewing your mind. We renew our minds and grow in our faith and maturity by spending time in the Word of God – reading, meditating, applying and practicing what we learn every day. The more we learn about God – who He is and who we are in Him, the more we will renew our thinking. We begin to see things the way He sees them. We begin to want what He wants. Renewing our minds changes us and makes us more like Christ.
How to Renew Your Mind
If we spend some time reading the Bible every day, reflecting on what we have read throughout the day, and putting it into practice, we are sure to see some positive changes in our thinking, feelings and behavior. 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) Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. (Colossians 3:9-10) Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:22-24) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
Think Like a Winner: How Renewing Your Mind with God's Word Empowers You to Win in Life is highly recommended for an in-depth look at the power of renewing your mind. Includes step-by-step exercises on how to apply the Scriptures to your daily life. Think Like a Winner is the perfect companion to In Christ, I Am: God's Promises on Who You Are in Christ that Will Transform You from the Inside Out
Today's post is written by Krystal Kuehn, author of Think Like a Winner: How Renewing Your Mind with God's Word Empowers You to Win in Life. Krystal is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, teacher, musician and songwriter. Krystal specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, & develop a happiness lifestyle. Her inspirational and empowering approach has been helping people all over the world for over 20 years. Her books, articles, poetry, and songs have been published locally and internationally. Krystal has a passion for encouraging others. She believes everyone has untapped potential for greatness, and everyone can live a life of fulfillment and true happiness.