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Twelve Ways to Be Transformed by the Renewing of Our Mind - Rom. 12:1-3

Introduction: The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our transformation.
-D. L. Moody-

1. RESURRENDER - Renewal begins by offering up our whole body, soul, mind and spirit to the Lord. Luke 10:27 tells us, ďAnd he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mindÖĒ It takes a conscious effort to present oneself to the Lord by disciplining ourselves for godliness. Paul urges us to be present our bodies as a living sacrifice. Every day we are required to re-surrender, re-submit and realign our mind, will and emotions with the purposes of God. Set aside at least fifteen minutes every morning to worship, pray and read the Bible and to allow the Lord speak to you about how He is worthy of your re-surrendering yourself to Him every day.

2. REJOICE in the Lord always. Phil. 4:4, ďRejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!Ē Nehemiah 8:10, ďDo not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." When we find our strength through the joy of the Lord He renews our desire to please Him in all respects. By delighting in the Lord He gives us the desires of our hearts. Regardless of our circumstances His joy is transcendent over all disappointments, difficulties and discouragements.

3. REMEMBER the good things you have and are becoming in Christ. People who have forgotten the benefits of being in Christ tend to slip back in to mediocrity and self-destructive tendencies.

Illustration: Sometimes we as Christians need to stop along lifeís road and look back. Although it might have been winding and steep, we can see how God directed us by His faithfulness. Hereís how F.E. Marsh described what the Christian can see when he looks back:

- The deliverances the Lord has wrought (Deut. 5:15).

- The way He has led (Deut. 8:2)

- The blessings He has bestowed (Deut. 32:7-12).

- The victories He has won (Deut. ll:2-7).

- The encouragements He has given (Josh. 23:14).

When we face difficulties, we sometimes forget Godís past faithfulness. We see only the detours and the dangerous path. But look back and you will also see the joy of victory, the challenge of the climb, and the presence of your traveling Companion who has promised never to leave you nor forsake you.

4. RECKON yourself as dead to old desires and be filled with the Spiritís power, perspective and guidance. Too many people allow the old desires to be fed instead of feeding from the Spiritís supernatural forces. Calculate all the benefits you have in Christís forgiveness, hope, faith and love. Compare these benefits with the empty promises offered by fleshly desires.
"He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
-Jim Elliot-
5. RECONSIDER all of the negative conditioning that has led you in the
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