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Renewing Your Mind

Renewing of Your Mind

It is interesting seeing what is going on in some of our cities around the country.  There is lots of unrest, violence, and destruction.  Innocent people and businesses are being messed with for no reason.  So what has caused this?  There are probably all kinds of reasons but let’s consider the following.  The economy is shut down and people have lost their jobs.    This is a problem.  So when we have the opportunity to work we need to take advantage of that opportunity and we need to work with all our heart as in serving the Lord.

Second; I suspect that with the shut down there are a large number of people who have not been engaged in any kind of worship service or scripture reading.  This results in people not being able to “think clearly” as they should.  The falling away is happening!  The mind is drifting down the wrong path. 

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mindThen you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Here is my suggestion based on scripture.  We need to be continually renewing our minds so that we can think clearly and make good choices in the way we live.  I will say it like this: if we get in the habit of not meeting together in fellowship and if we are not in the word daily, we are putting ourselves at the risk of conforming to the pattern of what is going on in the world around us.  That pattern today is unrest, violence, fear, stealing, complaining, and hurting others.  

The most important thing we can do is to get back into regular fellowship and encouraging each other (Heb. 10:25).  We need to make it a habit to be in the Word of God, daily.  For those who fail in this, they will conform to the pattern of this world as seen on the news channels each day.   

Blessings to you all as we get started back up worshipping together.  We all need each other.   For our Lord is Greatly to be Praised.

Chet Wiswell, Elder.