8-September Choose Your Training
Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (New Living Translation)
Look at the process to “let God transform you.” First God changes the way we think and then God transforms us because of our new way of thinking. Notice who’s doing everything — God. He accomplishes this transformation first in our hearts and minds.
Many believers have this backwards. They keep trying to change their behaviors and habits so they can be like Jesus. Unfortunately, that never works. This scripture tells us that God has a good, pleasing and perfect plan for each of us and the only way to know it is by changing the way we think. How do we do that? By diving into His Word and staying there until all our thoughts line up with His. It wouldn’t hurt to turn off the news and withdraw from all the noise of social media from time to time and spend those hours searching for God’s heart in His word.
• I am determined to think only thoughts that line up with God’s Word.
• By faith I rebuke the enemy and refuse to accept his lies any more.
• God’s will for me is perfect and I am trusting in Him to transform me and lead me into it.