Renewed for His Good Works

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that he may prove what is that good , and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (ROM. 12:2)

Time and time again, I have wondered how I could be of service to Christ and those who seek more than to settle for less of what this world gives us to mariante our minds on. Not less as in material things and keeping up with the Jones’s way of thinking. Haven’t you heard that our treasures are best kept in heaven anyway?  A more positive way of thinking. Not even throwing the Bible at people all the time. 

While studying this, I’m so deep in thought. Asking questions out loud and the holy Spirit providing me with answers in a still quiet voice. How can we be of service if we are more worried about what we would have to lose. I’ve sat in pure quietness lately and have meditated on only the things of God. No politics, no religion…Just God! My mind constantly thought on these things…

Things like love, kindness, long-sufferimg and all the things that builds others up. And encouragement along with patience and having a heart after God. I’ve been so mind blown for the past few weeks at how through my readings, prayers/mediation, at how God responds in such an openly way and gives assignments to us that will cause others to be lead to him (to Christ).

Especially in my own trials, I’m being taught to love even still. All the setbacks, disappointments, and feelings of not being needed has been washed away and I can truly see how God has been using me for His good works. All it takes is daily renewal of the mind. 

He wishes for us to be renewed for His good works to be a blessing in the midst of others storm. 

Renew your mind each and everyday!


Commanded To Love

All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments

(Keeping this short and as simple as I can understand)

Jesus said to him, “you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”  (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)

When the Pharisees asked, they were given the most simplest answer Jesus knew would capture their hearts. “Love!”  He did not make a long speech, preach or teach because love was it. But, this answer wasn’t quite what the Pharisees expected (and I’m just guessing here). Maybe he even wondered, “what does love have to do with all of this?” 

In reading and studying on love, although a short time thus far, I could not go on without knowing what love really has to do with how we live our lives. Guess what!?!? It has everything to do with it! We’re taught to follow commands really all throughout life. Yet this command seems to have been scooped under the rug. It’s time to remove the rug and bare this fruit daily. Afterall, we should gladly desire to know and want to obey, first, the most greatest command of all.

What is love? I’m glad you asked:

It does not fail! This means we must continue daily to not just give love but be love. It takes a lot of prayer and patience, however, it’s definitely worth the loving outcome.