"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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 "(Romans 12:1-2).
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind (Ephesians 4:22-23).
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee (Proverbs 23:7).
Today's Morsel: What are you thinking right now? I'll give you a penny for your thoughts. Isn't it strange that we will become what we think. Is it any wonder that the apostle Paul calls for us to renew our mind. What many fail to see, is that once we become new creatures in Christ, through our new birth experience, we have to change the way we think. I have counseled with many people during my ministry, and I have noticed that in every session, whether it's marriage, finances, job, or family related problems, the cause of every issue, is that people have not changed their way of thinking. They continue to operate and walk in the flesh and not in the Spirit. People who say that they are born again and are Christians, have to learn to think anew and afresh. If you think the way you've always thought, you will always do what you have always done. And there is nothing new about that. And this is why so many people in the church are having so many issues. If you want to have a good marriage, don't get a divorce and look for someone else, try changing your way of thinking and you'll realize that the knight in shining armor, and the princess in white silk lace is still right there with you. And all those people you think are mean, micro-managing, and foul-mouthed that you work with, if you change your thinking, you'll see that they need to be delivered from the snares of the devil which haveh taken them captive at his will. Really, renewing your mind doesn't change others, it changes you. And when we realize that, then we'll be able to see just how beautiful the things around us really are.
Sing: Today, no condemnation, abides to turn away; My soul, from His salvation, He's in my heart to stay.
Chorus: I see, a crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary. It's waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me!