Renewing the Mind
Our minds are the gatekeepers of our lives. Salvation in the spirit requires renewing of the mind to live effectively as a Christian. The Kingdom of God and its ways operate in the realm of faith and this must be learnt. “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2 & Ephesians 4:17-24
Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand - change your mind! Living by faith leads to the miraculous because you are relying on God and His Word.
Keys in renewing the mind.
1. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 - Neuro Linguistic Programming. (Deleting images)
A. Replace negative strongholds with God’s Word.
B. Begin to confess what god’s Word says.
C. Wash & Bathe in His anointing.
D. Remove bad-seeds before bitterness takes root.
E. Meditate on His Word and faithful things.
3. Change your motivation.
Fear or Faith motivates us.
Fear coded system says ‘You will have a heart attack’
Response is to avoid the heart attack by doing certain things.
The image that motivates is always ugly.
Faith coded system says ‘You will have a better quality of life’
Response is to do it for the great benefits.
The image is always nice.
FOCUS ON THE END RESULT BUT LET FAITH BE THE MOTIVATOR.
Example mark 5:21-23, 35-42
You have the power to change your future by renewing your mind.
A June 1997 story in the Wall Street Journal said that HMOs reported that as much as 70 percent of all visits to a primary care physician are for a psychosomatic illness -- a disorder that involves both mind and body.
According to Dr. David Sobel, a primary care physician and author of the highly respected Mind-Body Health Newsletter, only 16 percent of people who visit their physician for common maladies like nausea, headache and stomach upset are diagnosed with a physical, organic cause. That means that a whopping 84% are suffering from an illness that originated in THOUGHT!
These statistics tell us that the majority of people literally think their way to sickness. And it's not just our health that our thoughts affect. In "Make Your Life Worthwhile," Emmet Fox wrote, "The more you think about lack, bad times, etc., the worse will your business be; and the more you think of prosperity, abundance, and success, the more of these things will you bring into your life.
The more you think about your grievances or the injustices that you have suffered, the more such trials will you continue to receive; and the more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortune will come to you."
If you've never trained yourself in "right thinking," I challenge you to spend a day monitoring and recording your thoughts. If you understand the power of thought in your life, at the end of the day you won't be surprised at why your life is where it's at today, be it good or bad.
Whether you're a Christian or not, I think you'll agree that one of my favourite writers, the Apostle Paul, left us some priceless wisdom: "Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God
for and be glad about."
And that's worth thinking about.
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost certain you won't
If you think you'll lose, you've lost.
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellows will
It's all a state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battle don't always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.
Dr. Wayne Dyer writes that "all of our behaviour results from the thoughts that preceded it...so the thing to work on is not your behaviour but the thing that caused your behaviour, your thoughts."
Think you can, think you can't, either way you'll be right. Henry Ford A man is what he thinks all day long. - Ralph Waldo Emerson. "A person cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances."