• For the past nine weeks we have looked at practical living steps that we should implement on a daily basis.
• We have looked at avoiding offenses, trust & faith in God; we looked at the quality of life, covetousness, authenticity, living stress free, boundaries, overcoming the battles of life and being faithful in attending church.
• This week we will examine changing our metal net worth.
• We must renew our mind to change our life. The treasure that is in your heart will be reflected in your life.
• If you want to change outward manifestations, change what is in your heart. Only the Word has the power to go deep into your spirit and root out the bad treasure you have stored.
• You have the power to choose the type of life you live. Don't run from change; change yourself.
• Let us look at the Word and deposit this life principle into our spirit man this morning.
(NKJV) Romans 12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 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. 3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
1) Renewing your mind is the key to changing your life.
a) Shout…I will take the time to renew my mind daily.
b) Renewing the mind is a process that takes time. It is done daily.
c) When you renew your mind, you prove what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God for your life.
d) If your thinking doesn't line up with the Word of God, it is wrong.
e) The Word must be your final authority. Don’t look to another source.
2) Whatever is wrong in your life is a reflection of what is in your heart.
a) If you have good things (treasure) in your heart, good will come out; however, if bad treasure is in your heart, bad things will come out.
(NKJV) Matthew 12 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
b) You must always deal with the root issues in your heart and mind.
c) The Word is the only thing that has the power to go deep into your spirit and root out bad treasure.
(NKJV) Hebrews 4 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
i) Change won't take place without the Word affecting the deepest parts of you.
ii) You can't just cut off the fruit without digging up the root. If the root is not removed, the fruit will grow back.
3) Your mind controls your decisions and choices.
a) Family, finances and relationships are all areas where you must make decisions.
b) The degree to which your mind is renewed is the degree to which you will experience change in your life.
c) A mediocre life is a life that is average.
i) Average is being the best of the worst, and the worst of the best.
4) Your treasure is where your heart is.
(NKJV) Matthew 6 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
a) Your treasure is made up of your thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and the doctrines you have accepted as true.
b) If your treasure is negative, your life will be negative.
c) You live out your dominant thoughts.
d) The words that come out of your mouth are what defile you.
i) Your mouth will bring forth what is in your heart.
e) Your thoughts translate into outward behaviors.
f) You can bring forth new things in your life.
g) When your thinking changes, how you live will change.
h) You have the power to choose your outcome in life.
(NKJV) Deuteronomy 30 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
i) You choose life or death, based on the treasure inside your heart.
ii) You control what you choose; however, after you make a choice, what you've chosen will positively or negatively control you.
i) Don't run from change, change yourself.
o One of the easiest practical living steps in life is to daily renew our mind. If we change our mental net worth, we change our out look on life.
o When you renew your mind, you prove what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God for your life.
o You must always deal with the root issues in your heart and mind.
o The degree to which your mind is renewed is the degree to which you will experience change in your life.
o Your treasure is where your heart is.
o Today, take the time to expand your mental net worth.
o Shout…Jesus I will renew my mind daily. Jesus I will change my mental net worth by placing your Word in my heart. Today I will focus on what is good and acceptable and the perfect will of God for my life. I speak of good treasures in my heart. Holy Spirit lead me and guide me to stay focused on your will for my life. I thank you that my thought life is changing by the Word of God. Amen.
o Let us pray.