Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
What does it mean to be renewed? I love this definition: to restore to a new or fresh condition. Thats what happens when we spend time reading the Word of God and meditating on it, our minds begin to adapt new thought patterns and we exchange the old for the new.
God is doing a new thing, so new that there are not words to describe it. You can’t put new wine in old wine skins because they will burst and become good for nothing. I have to get rid of my old thinking, my desire for the old or former things in order to take in and enjoy the new things of God. My mind cannot accomadate the old and new.
This new thing is nothing we can figure out or fit it into our box or schedule. The only way to experience true renewal is to seek Gods face, go after him with your face buried in the Word, hungry and thirsty for his body and blood. It must be a personal thing! Don’t look for it in your church till you find it on your knees. I have a ‘more taste’ in my mouth for fresh manna, not yesterdays bread.
Father, as I sit with You this morning may I empty out the corruption that has snuck into my thinking. I’ve been slowly conforming to the worlds way without realizing it. It sounded good, it looked ok, but it’s taken a toll on the truth of Your Word. Forgive me once again. All that matters is found in You. May the light of Your presence expose what I could not see and restore me to a new condition in You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.