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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Renewing the Mind

on October 30, 2013

Have you ever been around a changed person? Someone who used to be a bundle of nerves, but now exudes calm and grace under pressure? Or a former cake addict who never skips a workout? Someone who has been transformed?

Is it simply a matter of more knowledge?  Many of us know the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise.  I would guess that the majority of Christians have heard Philippians 4:6-7 at least once.  So what causes the change?

The transformed person doesn’t just know more Bible verses about peace, or how many calories are in her favorite food.  She isn’t just committed to her new ways, her mind is fully convinced that the new way is better.  The old way no longer holds the same over-powering allure.

But like most things, when left to itself, the mind goes back to what comes naturally. That’s why it must be renewed, continually.

 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

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What verses are most mind-renewing for you?


8 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Renewing the Mind

  1. rkrumpe94 says:

    There are so many I could list that have helped me renew my mind and be transformed to the ways of Christ. You are so right, it is not about knowing more bible verses it is about really believing them and allowing the power of the Word of God to transform your mind and heart through Him. I have always loved Psalm 27:14 Blessings to you this weekend! Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart (linking after you at Barbie’s)

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Psalm 27 is a wonderful place to go for peace and comfort. As verse 14 says,
      Wait for the Lord;
      Be strong and let your heart take courage;
      Yes, wait for the Lord.

      Thank you for sharing, Rachael!

  2. Mia says:

    I think once our hearts touch our Lord Jesus and we experience His live and grace, we realize that we have actually been playing in the mud instead of having a vacation at the sea, in C.S. Lewis’ words!
    Blessings XX

  3. salina19 says:

    I love this verse: “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” (Psalm 16:8, NLT)

    Thank you for your thought-inspiring works and for linking to my blog this week.

  4. messymarriage says:

    Lately, I’ve found comfort in 2 Cor. 4:16-18, Susan. And I love your reminder that we need to daily transform our thinking, since our minds go back to what comes natural. This encouraged me, my friend! And thanks so much for linking up with Wedded Wed!

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