14 Jan Renovate Your Thought Life
by Eric English
“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 12:2 NKJV)
All things get old. New houses become dated, appliances break, carpet wears, and paint fades. That’s just how it is. Houses need to be renovated regularly to keep them healthy.
The word “renewing” in Romans 12:2 is actually “renovate” in the original Greek. I think renovation brings a different perspective to renewal of the mind.
Renovation is a repetitive process, not a one time event. Houses must be renovated every 10 to 20 years, where our mind needs renovation daily. Many Christians believe that because they studied the Word once upon a time, that no more diligent pursuit of His presence and wisdom is necessary.
But just as houses get old without our notice, old thoughts can creep back in without our attention.
Just like renovating a home, it takes work, to renovate your thought life. There is a process to renovation. It takes diligent inspection and effort to renew how you think. When you choose to study the Word and meditate on scriptures, cast down negative thoughts you will renovate your life from the inside out. For as a man thinks in his heart, that’s how he really is!
I challenge you today to inspect your thought life, find areas that are outdated. Lay a new foundation of scriptures that encourage and reflect what the Lord says about your life. Everyone is happy once a renovation is finished, but it never gets done unless you pick up the paintbrush and get started.