We all encountered Jesus Christ at one point in our lives, and before we did, we lived according to the belief systems of the world. We followed the patterns of this world. Even after we encountered the Lord, our minds are still filled with what the world has taught us.
We may also want to renew our minds after going through painful experiences. Have you been disappointed in a relationship, and now you believe all men are the same?
Maybe you had a bad experience at a local church and now you believe every church is a scam. Whatever it is that you believe and it is not what the Bible says, you need to renew your mind.
Alice said, “I have encountered many married men who wanted to sleep with me. Most of them are from church. I have therefore come to the conclusion that all men are the same, and I don’t think I want to get married.”
Maybe you used to watch pornography, and you still have the images in your head, you need to renew your mind. Do you still find worldly things such as tattoos, clubbing, and smoking cool? You need to renew your mind.
Do you find yourself looking at naked women on the internet? Do you have lustful thoughts? Renew your mind! There’s no way you can walk with God if you are still walking in the ways of the world. The Bible says friendship with the world is enmity with God.
James 4:4 (RSV) Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Let us Pray – Renew My Mind
Dear Lord, thank You for qualifying me to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You delivered me from the power of darkness and conveyed me into the kingdom of your dear Son, in whom I have redemption and the forgiveness of sins through His blood (Colossians 1:12-14).
Thank you for your unmerited favor and undeserved goodness upon my life. It is by the blood of Jesus Christ that I come boldly before your throne of grace to obtain mercy.
Ephesians 4:23 (NLT) Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.
Oh Lord, there are things I’ve learned from the world which are not pleasing to You. I’ve learned to take revenge, to be partial and I have learned bitterness and pain. Some of the things I’ve learned have crippled my faith, and they’ve taught me to only believe what makes sense.
Lord, renew my mind in the name of Jesus Christ. In every area of my life where I have conformed to the worldly systems and beliefs, Lord, renew me. Renew my mind.
Heal every pain within me that is keeping me in bondage. I believe there are good and faithful men out there, I believe there are good churches, I believe there are loving people. Lord, heal me and deliver me.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Lord, I cast down every imagination and every high thing that exalts itself above Your knowledge, in the name of Jesus Christ. I bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ in the name of Jesus Christ.
Every thought originating from my past life, from the pornography I used to watch, from the fornication I committed, I bring you into captivity now in the name of Jesus Christ!
I am a new creation, old things have passed, and behold new things appear in my life. My mind is renewed. I am transformed in the name of Jesus Christ. Every thought coming to me from my old account, guess what, that is Jesus’s account now! For it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me. Amen. Thank You, Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Galatians 2:20 (GNT) so that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. This life that I live now, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me.