How can we let the Spirit change our way of thinking?

By allowing the spirit to take over our lives.  That sounds easier said than done.  It is not an easy thing to do, because we mean well, but we fall short of doing that.  So how can we let the spirit change us? By renewing our minds, walking in and living in the spirit.  Let us check out some verses and see what they have to say.

Romans 12:2 (niv)  2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Galatians 5:16, 25 (nasb) 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.   25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.  

Romans 8:4 (nasb)  4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

We can do what these verses talk about.  We have to put them to use and do as the bible tells us to do.  Not only by walking in the Spirit, and with the Spirit, but also allowing the Spirit to fill us; renewing out minds to what God wants us to do.  Allowing God to send us out to heal the sick, cast out demons, and cleanse the lepers.  Christ told his disciples to do this and to make other disciples for him.  This is the great commission.

Matthew 28:16-20 (niv)   16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

So why are we not doing this, fear perhaps, or maybe our negative minds are telling us that we cannot do it.  I know that mine use to say this all the time, that I could not do anything right, or could not say the right things.  I had a bad attitude about myself that I would put myself down all the time.  I now understand what I need to do to walk in the Spirit and what I have to do.

So what will you do?  Let me know your thoughts.

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