Monday, April 7, 2008
a life renewed
I was reading in Ephesians yesterday and this phrase caught my attention:"to be made new in the attitude of your minds."
That is what God wants to do for us. As He is working in our lives we come to know Him better and better and He really does change the attitude of our minds. Everything may seem different although our natural circumstances may not have changed. I really like the way The Message says this.....take on an entirely new way of life.
Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything - and I do mean everything - connected with that old way of life has to go. It's rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life - a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.
When God reproduces His character in us our attitudes do change. We can change from being negative to optimistic, from depressed to having joy, from wanting our own way to wanting what best for others, from being self-righteous to showing mercy, and the list can go and on.
How utterly different our lives can be! How exciting! How impossible in our own strength. How possible with Him!