The Renewal

Renew – Give fresh life or strength to.  Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that  which is good and acceptable and perfect.  

The Renewal is a necessary must for those who call the name of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  The definition in the first sentence says a lot about what actually needs to happen in the lives of believers today.  A renewal is not an impossible event, but it will be a very difficult event in the lives of individual believers, as well as, the church as a whole.  Why?  Because we have become comfortable.  Comfortable with sin, comfortable with not serving, comfortable with no power, comfortable with God.  The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom as scripture says in Proverbs 9:10, and I am not seeing much fear of God these days.  Why?  Pride!!  We have become self sufficient and the sufficiency from God no longer appeals to us because we believe we can handle all things on our own.  Dumb!  We have no strength or power in our lives apart from God and powerless lives that are moving in their own direction are dangerous lives out of control.  

1.  A burden for change

2.  A commitment to change from a pure heart

3.  A fresh outlook on your faith and an openness to the Holy Spirit

4.  A strong follow through to the transformation process at all costs

5.  True transformation

Today is the day for renewal and transformation.  This transformation will mean you need to leave old ways behind and embrace the totally new direction Christ has planned for your life and follow it completely.  Don’t accept the status quo for your life’s direction anymore.  Don’t “settle” when it comes to making the change complete.  Be willing to allow God to do a new thing in  your life and give Him complete control in making the changes necessary to make it happen.  Renewal is real and transformation is the result.  Do it today!

The Pilgrimage continues…..

David Warren

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