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Devotional Day 2.

Be Renewed in the spirit of your mind

 

The apostle Paul writes to the early church of Ephesus about being renewed in the spirit of mind.

 

What is renewal in the spirit of mind?

 

In Ephesians 4:22-24, we read that renewal is putting off former conduct (that is our sinful life) and putting on a new man that is growing in the true righteousness and holiness (likeness of God). It is the process of transformation or sanctification that takes place in our spirit from our old nature to a new life in Christ. II Corinthians 5:17 confirms that if we are in Christ we are a new creation and made new.

 

Our sinful acts are not in line with God’s nature. In the beginning, we were made in God’s likeness and when Adam and Eve sinned, mankind’s relationship with God changed forever. We learn from these passages that experiencing the renewal of spirit will transform our mind, soul, and body into God’s likeness and helps us to have a stronger relationship with God.

 

We can learn from the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:16 that we need to experience a renewal on a daily basis.

 

When we wait in the presence of God and meditate on His word, The Holy Spirit will come into our hearts and will teach us the way of truth and lead us into the experience of renewal.

 

The great late evangelist Dr. Billy Graham said, “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ”

 

We all need spiritual renewal daily, to prevent us from going our own way. Spending time in God’s word, repenting of sins will enable us to renew our covenant and relationship with God. God loves you and He has chosen you as his child because He wants to come and dwell in your midst.

 

Prayer Focus:

 

Dear Heavenly Father, today I submit myself to be renewed every day. I regret my past mistakes and I ask you to forgive me of my sins and come into my heart and dwell in me. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

Ephesians 4:22-24 NKJV.

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.