The Christian walk must be characterized by a newly created relationship with God in which a renewed mind is the believer’s goal. All persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and savior have entered into relationship as a member of God’s family. However, very few today continue to strive for a renewed mind.
The word of God insists a renewed mind is the believer’s goal. Romans 12:2, proclaims, “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”. Believers, taken lightly this command, have suffered the loss of their confidence and fellowship with God.
New creation is all from God. He has planned, ordained and completed it according to His own purpose, design, and will. The Father has brought believers into His family; and as soon as new creations are given family status, God begins the wonderful work of renewing their minds.
Our minds have been dominated by the knowledge of what we can feel, hear, and see, so the only knowledge we have accrues to us through our senses. But a renewed mind is the believer’s goal. Renewing that mind entails a work of the Spirit and our meditation on the word of God.
Since a renewed mind is the believer’s goal, we must continue practicing the word of God until our mind is in perfect fellowship with our recreated spirit and with the word. Reliance upon the Spirit of God is essential in moving us toward our goal of a renewed mind.
Although a renewed mind is the believer’s goal, few have attained it. Failure to attain the goal is indicative few believers enter the deep things of God or rarely experience the reality of their prayer life.
A renewed mind is the believer’s goal; and we must reach that goal if we are to know the riches of God’s grace. I Corinthians 2:10-13, informs, “the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God”, empowering us to know the things which are freely given to us of God. Our renewed minds will come into this deep, rich fellowship with the Father through the word and His Spirit, enabling us to understand the wealth of the redemptive work which has been worked out in Christ.