Day 14 of 21 Days of Prayer. A New Point of View. One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 12:2. It says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
This passage emphasizes the power of thought to change our life. Whatever there is that's going on, in or around your life, can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Right here, right now, the Lord is revealing an incredible fact about getting a new point of view. You can bring an end to letting the world push you around (comforming) by changing your view of life. That's down right miraculous!
Do you remember what we are told in I Corinthians 13:11?
Paul said, "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."
If you read the very next verse in the amplified bible, the time of thinking like a child is described as a time of imperfection. The trouble and confusion we sometimes experience is like seeing life in a mirror dimly lit. Did you catch that? Looking in a mirror is seeing a reflection of ourselves. It's a blurred reflection, a riddle or an enigma. What we need is perfection! Perfection or maturity is what happens to us when we upgrade to a new point of view.
The challenge for most people is the last part, where it says you must reach a point in life when you choose to "put away childish things". If you want to change the circumstances of your life, then you must change the way you think. That's where it all begins. Get a new point of view and you'll get a new You!
Lord, I am ready to be transformed. But sometimes its hard to see my own imperfections and even harder to admit it. Thank You for showing me my reflection in a way that I can understand. This moment is for me to decide to put away childish things by making room for a new way of thinking. According to I Corinthians 2:16, I declare that I have the mind of Christ. I will commune with God, meditate on His Word and deliberately look at life through His eyes. My thoughts are His thoughts. My ways are His ways. My mind is renewed day by day so that I see life through His eyes. I have a new point of view! In Jesus name, Amen!
Inspiring Hope and Seasoning Faith, Pastor Sean