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Renewing Your Mind in God’s Word

The journey of renewing our minds is a process. It doesn’t occur in a moment or two. It takes consistent, daily moments with Jesus over time. Nonetheless, it is one of the most beautiful parts of our journey with Him.

How can we do our part in this? By spending time with Christ in worship, prayer, and meditating on His Word.

Renewing our minds with God’s Word helps us grow in faith, hope, love and all the fruit of His Spirit. As we spend time studying and meditating on His Word, we will experience transformation through His truth and by His Spirit.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)

Father God loves to set us free from lies we believe and wrong mindsets we struggle with. He wants to transform our perspective concerning Him, ourselves and others. He even wants to help us not be led by our emotions when they are about to lead us astray.

Do you need peace in your life, freedom from fear and anxiety, an attitude adjustment, or other things?
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Who Are YOU?

Who we are is not what we do.

God has been showing me so much about who I am by showing me who He is. He has been showing me this outside of what I do, what gifts or skills I possess, or who I know. It’s not about those things, nor is who we are determined by our job, ministry, money, or material things. There is so much more to it, and these things are merely temporary. Who we are is far more.

I am God’s beloved. He is my Father, I am His daughter. I am royalty, and beloved. I am seen by Him as loved and loving.

I am not just a musician, worship leader, intercessor, poet and so forth. These things are what I do, not so much what I am. I may play the flute and piano, sing, write songs and blogs, pray, work a job and serve in the home as a wife, but more than anything I am my Lord’s.

Most of all I am beloved–loved of God, and a lover of God; one who is after His heart.

He is love, and His Word is truth. He defines me perfectly, truthfully and rightly.

It’s not just the time I give to singing and praying to God and for God that makes Him happy, it’s the simple fact that He loves me! If I had to earn His love through any sort of activity, it would not have mattered for Him to send His Son to pay the price for my sin and enable me to have a relationship with Him. But He did send Jesus–not because of anything I could do, but simply because He loves me and wanted a restored relationship with me.

He doesn’t make demands, He doesn’t get mad at me when I mess up, or when I don’t pray enough or say the right words when I do. He just calls me closer. Even in the conviction of my failings (sins), He doesn’t put me in time-out, but He calls me nearer because He doesn’t want sin to get in the way of our relationship or how I view Him and His love.

He loves me. Most importantly of all, He loves me for who I am, not for what I do. Most importantly I am beloved of God and a lover of God.

When people see me, I don’t want them to see a flute player or worship leader above anything else. I want them to see one who loves God and is loved by God, one who is after His heart.

So, who are you?
I hope that sharing what God has been teaching me has helped you see who you truly are according to our Father God and His love for you! You are His beloved and He loves you for who you are in Him, not for what you have done or have failed to do.