Day 6: Dare to Renew Your Mind in God’s Word
What comes first in your life? Where are your priorities? How high does God rank on that list? When we have no longer conformed to this world, God must become first in our lives. He must become greater and we must become less. God comes first before sports, your friends, your job, even your spouse and children. If He’s not first, everything else falls out of place. If work is our highest priority, how strong of a relationship do you hope to have with God?
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,”
Our spiritual relationships cannot be all that it is meant to be if God is not our number one focus. Putting Him first makes everything right. Struggles and difficult times become easier to bear when your very first instinct is to turn it all over to God. Your friends can only do so much, your family cannot be depended on for every little thing, but God can! He’s fought for you, He loves you unconditionally, why do we think he deserves anything less than being first, our number one?
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
“Do not conform 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. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.”
(1 Corinthians 7:23)