“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
Honestly, Romans 12 has to be one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. Most likely, because I’m the type of person who loves to be challenged. Yea, it straight up sucks sometimes, but I understand that if you’re ever going to have anything long lasting, real, and genuine in this life… it’s going to have to go through a test or two… a refining process. Recently, I’ve been super intentional with this “renewing of my mind” thing. Partly because I want to continue my growth process, partly because I know how human I am, but mostly because I feel like I’ve finding myself tempted to go back into certain ways of thinking. Why? Because it’s easy, it’s convenient, and it’s sort of a now gratification thing. Ok fine… it’s definitely a now gratification thing. Thankfully, I’ve come to know that God’s will is the only good, acceptable, and perfect way; however, that doesn’t make this struggle any less real.
My mornings usually consist of 6am wake up calls… yeaaaa, mixed feelings for sure, but mostly love. While getting ready, I’ll have either worship music or a sermon playing in the background. The most recent sermon that really struck a chord in me touched on this whole mind struggle thing in such a beautiful way and I thought I would share it here, because I’ve definitely re-listened more than once.
With that being said, the following of this blog is a summary of a podcast from Kris Vallotton, whom I give full credit too. Each snippet is basically word for word and has only been edited slightly so that it would all flow easily. Hopefully, after reading you feel as renewed as I did. If so, I have attached the link at the bottom so you can listen as well. Thank you for reading. I truly love you all. <3