Another year, another birthday . . . have you ever wondered what you did with the last one? Me too. I just celebrated one more year of getting closer to a landmark birthday. But they’re all considered landmarks if we measure what we do with the in-between.
Well, the good news is, although the body is going to give in to those birthdays, our mind can be renewed. Every – day.
Why would the Bible tell us in Philippians to have our mind dwell on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and of good repute, and if there be any excellence and anything worthy of praise, that too – if we couldn’t?
Hmmm, considering we have about 50,000 thoughts a day, I’m hoping some of mine are on this list. Sometimes it’s a losing battle with a steady diet of pollutants to distract and dominate our head.
Unless . . . we purpose to protect our heart by dwelling on right thinking.
God does His part but we have to do ours. We can take spirit-control of every thought and have our minds renewed in the truth, if we know it.
So, it’s spring – a time for rebirth, revival, reawakening. It’s a re-do.
And a time for spring cleaning. I don’t know about you, but I love to clean. My life has been so massively rearranged, I’ve found that if I order my space I feel more secure. Understand?
The same can be said of our mind. It seems hard to find peace and contentment because of the stress and anxiety allowed to pile high. But, if we deep clean our interior, it makes room for the things that get smothered.
So, dust off your Bible and think on the excellent.
Expect to have a thought life that will survive the daily.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2