Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Despite the negative connotation surrounding the day in some circles, I enjoy the good, clean fun of the day. It's cool how we can transform ourselves into lions, and tigers, and bears (oh my!).......or any other thing we want to "be" that year. All it takes is a tiger hat/mask and a grrrrr face, and viola! Cutest tiger in Walmart!
A Confident Heart, by Renee Swope, talks a lot about transforming yourself--specifically your heart and your mind. Chapter 6 has been talking about how to do this in your life.
We can hear and read about the fact that we need to transform our mind and hearts, but if no one or nothing tells us how, then we tend to have a hard time getting started. The Bible tells how to transform ourselves very simply.
The verse that comes to my mind is:
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 (emphasis mine)1. I need to be transformed.
2. In order to be transformed, I have to renew my mind. That means that I need to think in a different way--different than how I have been thinking.
3. Then, I will know what God's will in my life is.
This is the "how-to" verse.
God's Word is so awesome! It is always new and always speaks to me.
It will speak to you, too!