“Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete” (Romans 12:2 Voice).
Since taking my spiritual life more seriously I have learned that in order to experience true transformation, it’s necessary to move beyond our fears and failures, and fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith daily. For for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2) just so we could experience newness of life in Him (Rom. 6:4).
He did this for the joy of knowing that you and I would be restored to a right relationship with the Father and would one day dwell with them in paradise.
This is a daily, ongoing effort to move beyond the pain of the past, guilt, shame, sorrow, struggles, and be renewed in our mind knowing we are one with Him (John 14:20; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:17, 19).
If the body of Christ is going to impact the world for Him, then we must be transformed by renewing of our minds to His way of seeing and doing things in love. United in faith as one body by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind (Phil. 2:2).
I encourage you in these times tremendous of uncertainty to focus your faith and place your hopes in the One who is mighty to save!
Minister A. Francine Green