HOW TO RENEW THE MIND
There are times that some of the old songs that we sing back in my secondary school days still come back to my head. I smile and laugh it away when I remember. However, it also tells me that my mind needs to be renewed.
When you got born again, it was a new identity in Christ but your mind did not get “born-again”. It undergoes what we call renewal.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”
Romans 12:2 KJV
There are things already written in your mind that must be formatted. Some will be preserved. You must begin to load up your mind with new things to replace the old.
How do you get your mind renewed?
First, you need to become a student of God’s Word.
Back in my days, we had cassettes. Cassette or Compact Discs come with leaflets of the lyrics of the new songs. We had books that had a compilation of songs also. We tried to outshine one another to memorise the lyrics. We thought it impressed the opposite sex.
Now, you must begin to put the word in your heart. Become a student of the word. Read it. Do it daily. Listen to it. Read books written to explain things from the Word of God also.
Second, meditate on the Word of God. Meditation is the way by which you imprint the word in the walls of your mind. You know the same way you bring out songs when you suffer that heartbreak. Now let the word flow from you when you go through a tough season.
God told Joshua: Never stop reciting these teachings. You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed.
Joshua 1:8 GW
Transformation cannot take place without beholding. You must fix your gaze on the Word of God. There is more if you will behold.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
Declare with me: “I am a diligent student of God’s Word. The Word works in my life. I am changed from glory to glory”
I pray for you like the Psalmist: May the word of your mouth and the meditation of your heart be acceptable in the sight of the Lord