(Get Your Thoughts Directly From God’s Word)
TO THE BIBLE: Romans 12:2 NASB
“…Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
As a Christian, it’s important how you think and what you think about. You’re not of this world; therefore, you shouldn’t think like an ordinary person.
Don’t say, “I’m American, or I’m Australian, as a result, there’s a way I think.” No! When you’re born again, you cease to be of your earthly nativity, because your spirit is recreated.
You should therefore only think the Word way. God’s Word must form the basis for the kind of thoughts you process and allow. Now that you’re in Christ, you have a new culture: the Christ culture.
Until this becomes a reality in your spirit, you’ll live like an ordinary person and not experience the sublime blessings of life in Christ.
The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You’re of a new lineage and heritage. Refuse to be described by any earthly culture or affiliation. If you must be identified as Zulu, Afrikaans, American, British, German, French, Nigerian, etc., let it be because you want to win those of such descent to Christ.
That’s how the Apostle Paul puts it. He said, “To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the Law, I became as one under the Law, though not being under the Law myself, so that I might gain those who are under the Law” (1 Corinthians 9:20 NASB).
Our opening verse, in the New International Version, says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind….” As you meditate on the Word, your mind is programmed to think accordingly. You’ll begin to talk differently and act in line with your confessions of faith.
The Word of God is the only material that can energise you for success, position you for greatness, and sustain you in the transcendent life.
Romans 12:2 AMPC; Philippians 4:8
Dear Father, thank you for the education of my spirit through your Word. As I study and meditate on the Word, my mind is renewed in knowledge and spiritual understanding. Therefore, through my knowledge of the Word, I allow only excellent things into my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 17:14-18:1-14, Exodus 8-9
Acts 12:11-19, Job 20-21
Meditate on the “Go Deeper” verses of Scripture till they form your pattern of thinking.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.