Renew Your Mind

Renew Your Mind

This is YOUR pattern for YOUR mind…truth, honor, justice, purity, loveliness, that which is commendable, excellent, and praise worthy—this is what YOU are to think on. This is what you are to learn, receive, hear, see, and then put into practice. Why? So that you can have the peace of God. There is no greater peace than knowing that you are doing exactly what God called you to do. No matter what comes your way, you can rest knowing that you are in the right place.Philippians 4:8-9 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

What consumes you?? Are you consistent in your thought process and action? Do your thoughts really line up with your beliefs? Many who believe God can heal, save, deliver, and bless don’t necessarily believe He will do it for them. This is inconsistency and inconsistency will destroy you. You have to make up your mind that YOU WILL be free, YOU WILL be healed, YOU WILL be prosperous, YOU WILL thrive spiritually, even before you actually do. YOU HAVE TO RENEW YOUR MIND!

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Real faith is speaking faith!

Spirit of faith—I believed and so I spoke (2 Corinthians 4:13-15). What are you speaking? You cannot speak out of both sides of your mouth. You cannot talk faith one minute and then speak doubt the next. You need to decide that you are going to go to your grave speaking faith no matter what. I believe God wants His children healed, prosperous, and free. I don’t care how many Christians live another way, I will go to the grave believing that the Father’s will for me and my family is the Kingdom of God. There is no sickness in heaven, streets of gold, and the presence of God…make earth like heaven!!!

Remember out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45)! If it is too big for your mouth, then it is too big for your hand. In other words, if you cannot speak it with your mouth, then it will never get to your hands. Your words will constantly defeat your actions if you do not speak faith!

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God doesn’t need you to save Him money; to learn from sickness and pain; or to build your character through your bondage. God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He is the God that heals and the God who sets us free. He has enough for all things. The problem isn’t money, health, or freedom…the problem is people’s mindsets! If your mind thinks small, then that will be your outcome. Allow the word of God to transform your thinking. God gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist (Romans 4:17). If the things that you need (finance, health, freedom) are not operating correctly in your life, then you need to transform your mind; apply the word of God; and start proclaiming these things into existence. Your heart, mind, and mouth need to agree with God. Be cleansed by the washing of the water of the word… this is how Jesus wants to present the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or blemish—holy and blameless! Renew your mind and transform your stinking thinking!

You cannot let temporary setbacks become lifelong struggles. You have to destroy the mindsets that have been formed in you by your parents, friends, or other Christians that say it’s normal to be broke, sick and bound. This is what we see and hear, but it is not Godly. “Got to keep my credit score up so that I can get a good loan.” “God is trying to teach me through this struggle of sickness.” Listen, God told us to be the lender and not the borrower and He is able to teach us without struggles, if we will listen. Make up your mind to start thinking about your situation the way God sees it. He sees it completed, but if you don’t see it that way, then it will never be completed. If your mentality is produced by public schools (college included), TV, radio, social media, the internet, etc., you will never prosper, be in health, or be free. God rewards production, but punishes laziness!

You have two eyes, but you cannot look up and down at the same time. You can either look up or look down. In the same way, you can either look to God or look to man for your solution. Unfortunately, most people would rather look for a handout, sympathy, or to be coddled, than to apply the word of God.

You can’t go to a place of abundance with a needy mentality. Learn to access God’s power to provide for your needs or you will never get to a place of abundance. When you are in a bind, go to God and not to man. God will help you…it’s His promise. Miracles will happen. LOOK TO GOD! RENEW YOUR MIND! The abundance that God entrusts you with enables you to be the answer to other people’s prayer. But because we think so lowly of ourselves, we never break through and therefore can never get to the point of being an answer to prayer for others. What is so sad is that this is the desire of most. I can believe for this person, but I can’t believe for myself. If God can’t get it to you, then He won’t be able to get it through you. Then we live in self pity and become self absorbed and cynical. But if He can get it through you, then He can get it to you.

God didn’t make a covenant with you so that you can appear to be prosperous, healed, and free. The blessing of God can make those things a reality. Don’t have a form of godliness and deny the power (2 Timothy 3:5). In this verse, Paul is talking about spirituality and people who are evil but try to appear holy. He tells Timothy to avoid these people. God has the power to heal, set free, and prosper… our trust must be in Him and His power, first and foremost. Yes we need to be content where we are, but we must understand that God wants us constantly moving forward. You don’t look poor because of your clothes. You don’t look sick because of your ailment (most don’t), and you don’t look bound because of your appearance. You look this way because you don’t value yourself, so you don’t value what God has given you. Therefore what you do have will be taken away. Don’t go around like a hopeless individual. Carry yourself like a blessing going somewhere to be blessed regardless of your circumstance. The victim mentality always causes a person to blame someone or something for their situation. The victim is always complaining. But you are a victor and not a victim. You have to renew this in you mind and walk and talk like a victor, until the victory is yours.

NEVER PUT A NEVER ON GOD, NEVER!

Lord if you want to bless me, I’m here to be blessed. Don’t limit God with your thinking. Let broke people think broke thoughts and say broke things. Let sick people think debilitating thoughts and say debilitating things. Let bound people think thoughts of bondage and say things that keep them that way…You need to think abundant thoughts and speak abundant things! (Proverbs 18:20; Psalm 37:3-4)

 

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GET THIS INTO YOUR MIND: My Father will take good care of me. He knows what I like to wear. He knows what I like to eat. He knows what I like to do. He’s not going to have me scrape by. He’s going to take care of me. If God can’t take me there, may I never go. If God can’t give it to me, may I never have it. If God can’t do it, let it remain undone.