NEEDED. A SPIRITUAL MINDSET Romans 12:1-2
“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.” (v2)
Paul give us two important Scriptures. First, “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Second, Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16)
Your mind is like a computer: it responds to what’s programmed into it. Having a spiritual mindset means pulling out the old disk, and putting in the new one. And this must be done “day by day.” A Christian with a carnal mind is someone who’s still receiving signals from the flesh, not the Spirit. They’re frustrated because one moment they’re talking out of a Spirit renewed mindset the next moment they’re talking out of a carnal one. They’re being fed from both sides. Again Paul writes, “The natural man recieveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are … spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14) It’s important that you understand this because (1) A Spirit controlled mindset gives you God’s input. What an advantage! God can reveal to you the motives of others, the enemy’s strategy, and the pitfalls waiting down the road. He can tell you when to buy and when to sell, when to come to the table and when to walk away. Stop confining God to Church. (2) A Spirit controlled mindset gives you victory where you’ve known only defeat. This is especially important for those who come from addictive backgrounds and are vulnerable to “seducing spirits.” The old mindset has proven it can’t cope with the driving compulsion of the flesh. Without God’s help we’ll go back to the chaos we came from. That’s why we need to work each day on developing a spiritual mindset. (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Thank You, Father, for the wonderful gifts You have given Your church. Help me to understand how You have gifted me to encourage other believers, and to spread the message of hope to the world.
Use your gifts to exercise care for others.