Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 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 12:1-2 NASB
I remember as a child going to the altar every week because I had lied during the previous week. I knew that lying was a sin, what I didn’t understand was the complete forgiveness of God for past, present and future sins. Why? Because I was never taught that. My mind was programed to be sin conscious, not God conscious.
The only way I can be transformed is to reprogram my mind. How do I do that? Through reading the Word, meditating on the Word until I have complete understanding of who I am in Christ Jesus. You see, I can have a clean glass, but if I dirt in it, it’s going to be a dirty glass. The only way to change that is to clean it and put in the glass what the glass was meant to carry.
When we believe that Jesus was the son of God and we receive Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, He has cleaned our glass! Praise God for that, that my friend is a wonderful thing. But if we don’t fill our minds with the knowledge of our new identity, and learn about His benefits, we will live our lives the way we did prior to being cleaned, because being clean just isn’t enough to stay that way.
There is so much more! It’s time we learned that our Father not only owns the bank, He’s the banker and He wants to give us everything we need to live life. He’s not just the banker, He’s the healer. He’s not just the healer He’s everything we need! But we can’t believe what we do not know.
Allow the Word of God to wash away false thinking. His Word says we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. His Word says we are healed. His Word says we have more then enough to give unto every good work. His Word says nothing will by any means harm us. His Word says that we will do greater works then Jesus did. His Word says we are to make more disciples, but we can’t do that if we don’t know who we are.
Father, I ask that You open the eyes of my understanding that I may know the truth of Your Word. Replace old thinking for new. Wash my dirty glass so that I may drink freely of the knowledge of who I am. As I read the Word today, may I discover more and more truth about You and the DNA that is in me. I want to show You off to others. I’m proud that You’re my Father. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray this, Amen.