In Romans 12, Paul exhorts us to renew our minds daily! “Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete,” (Romans 12:2 Voice).
The concept of renewing is much more than simply refreshing something. One of the definitions is to replace. We need to renew our minds daily! We need to replace religious traditions that have been broken or worn out with the actual word of God. We need to replace the lies of the enemy, the incorrect perceptions of God and others, with the truth. As our minds are renewed by knowing the truth, not only will we find lasting freedom, but also we will be able to discern God’s will. How will we be able to do that? Because we will have a greater understanding of who God is, what His character is like, and will be able to recognize truth. When you know the real thing, you’ll never accept a counterfeit.
Lord, You are good. Regardless of my circumstances, regardless of my ever-changing emotions, regardless of what other people tell me - You are GOOD! Help me to renew my mind by the truth of Your word today. Help me to stand with the helmet of salvation fitted snuggly on my head, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, with the belt of truth wrapped around my waist, with the shoes of the gospel of peace covering my every step, with the shield of faith lifted up to extinguish every flaming arrow of the enemy, and with the sword of the spirit, the word of God, to cut through every lie, false teaching, and accusation of the enemy towards me. Reveal to me the areas of my beliefs about You that have been infiltrated, broken, or worn down by the attacks of the enemy on my life. Your desire is to give me a future and a hope. Your desire is that I would prosper and be in good health. Your desire is that I would be full of joy and surrounded by love. Your desire is to give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in You. Your desire is that I would taste and see that You are good! Lord, forgive me for believing wrongly about You. Heal my heart. Reveal Your truth. Renew my mind. In Jesus name. Amen!!!