John 8:32, Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

 This week I have been sharing with you the importance of letting God renew your mind.  Earlier, we looked at the fact that God is more concerned with changing the way you think about things than He is with changing your circumstances.

So exactly- how do we change our thinking?

First: We must feed our minds with truth to have true peace! The Bible says, “The truth will set you free.

So what is the truth, and where can it be found? We can’t always count on our political leaders to give us the truth. We can’t always count on our bosses to give us the truth. Sadly, we can’t always depend on those closest to us to give us the truth. There is one source of truth we can go to every day, and that is God!

Matthew 4:4, Jesus answered “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ (NIV)

The Psalmist said: Psalm 199:97, “Oh, how I love your law!  I meditate on it all day long. (NIV)

The first step to renewing our minds is to focus on the truth of God’s Word. So often we listen to the words of others and assume their thoughts are factual wisdom; we fill our minds with the opinions of our friends, family and community members, and we don’t stop to seek the truth from God’s Word, prayer, and His teaching. I can’t stress enough the importance of the fact that if you are going to TRANSFORM your life, you must spend time with the Lord. Have your quiet time in God’s Word EVERY day. Start a prayer journal so that you remember your requests and can see how God answers them. Your prayer record does not have to be anything fancy- use an old spiral notebook or the note section on your digital device- however it is easiest for you, just get started.  Also, accountability really helps.  Ask someone to help keep you accountable to being faithful in this area.

Think about it and have a blessed day!

Tomorrow’s blog topic:  You must free your mind from destructive thoughts!

John Mark Caton

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