Renew Your Mind

The Apostle Paul urged us to make our minds new again.

If you are feeling down and overwhelmed, your mind may be filled with the clutter and sadness of this world. As Christians, we don’t have to conform to the mind-numbing chaos around us. In fact, we shouldn’t. In His Word, God gives to His redeemed people; fresh, new, joyful things to think about. Consider these Scriptures from His Word:

Romans 12:1-3  

And so, dear brothers and sisters,

I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you.

Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable.

This is truly the way to worship Him.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,

but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,

which is good and pleasing and perfect.

 

Psalms 1

1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,Detail of a cherry tree
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
    bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
    and they prosper in all they do.

But not the wicked!
    They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
    Sinners will have no place among the godly.
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
    but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

Philippians 4:8

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.

Fix your thoughts on what is true,

and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.

Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

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