“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Welcome to new visitors from my Everyday Life article “An Annual Verse To Shape My Heart”! We are excited you stopped by!
1/1/11 – a new year! A time for reflection and for looking ahead for growth and change. Lasting and fruitful change. Transformation. That can only come through the perfect Word of God. “Every word of God is flawless…” Proverbs 30:5
Transformation. A surrendered heart pursuing holiness. A willingness to yield to the bittersweet process of purification through the washing of the water of the Word. “…offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.” Romans 6:19
Resolutions tend to be self-centered. Resolutions are about me, my strength and my commitment. Transformation is Christ-centered. Transformation comes from the renewing of our minds by the washing of the water of God’s Word. We surrender and yield to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and allow His transformation to take place in our lives through the Truth of God’s Word. And WOW…He transforms us into His image! “You have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Col. 3:10
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
“You cannot develop a righteous life apart from God’s Word. Righteousness must be cultivated. As you fill your mind with the words of God, and as you obey His instructions, He will guide you in the ways of righteousness.” – Blackaby