Here are some notes I took from:
“How to Get God’s Best for Your Life”
Becoming a Romans 12 Christian
🔹Renewing my mind is a continual refocus of a “Romans 12:1” perspective.
Colossians 3:1-4 helps my whole mind set …
And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
Colossians 3:2 AMP
🔹Renewing our mind will always involve a __battle__.
☆For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 AMP☆
🔹Renewing your mind is a supernatural work of the Spirit. Romans 8:5-6 (we cannot do it on our own).
…Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
Romans 8:5 NIV
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are
“in the realm of”
the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:6-8 NIV
We cannot please God if we go along with our own, selfish desires.
The ONLY way to please Him is to let His Holy Spirit live in us,
Lose ourselves in Him,
Let His gentleness, grace mercy & kindness take over, then we are not our own governor, He governs things for us,
if we let Him.
You are what you eat!!!
So, here are some
Practical Methods for “Renewing our Mind”
1. Hearing God’s Word Romans 10:17 (NASB)
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.
2. Read God’s Word Revelation 1:3 (NASB)
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed
the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
3. Study God’s Word 2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to
be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of truth. (Word good for…)
4. Keep/Memorize, better yet internalize God’s Word Psalm 119:9,11 (NASB)
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your Word.
11 Your Word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
5. Meditate on God’s Word Joshua 1:8 (NASB)
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous
The Purpose of Transformation: “To get God’s best
so that you may test,
that God’s will is…”
💎Good – winsome, attractive, beautiful, richly satisfying
💎Pleasing – acceptable to God and well-pleasing to us
💎Perfect – according to design, maximizing our fullest potential in fulfilling
God’s purpose for our lives
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Personal Application Questions:
1. What is your major “take away” from this message?
2. Why do so few Christians experience God’s best for their lives according to
3. We all struggle with the world’s system seeking to mold our lives – where are you
most vulnerable? What has helped you the most to resist temptation in your areas
4. Why is “mind renewal” so important? How does mind renewal and getting God’s
best relate to one another?
5. Is there something or someone God wants you to say “no” to as it is conforming you
to the world? Is there something God wants you to say “yes” to so your mind can be
renewed and experience God’s best for your life?
Resources from Living on the Edge to Help You Apply Romans 12:2 –
THIS ENDS PART 3 IN SERIES
💢💢💢Roll The Credits💢💢💢
How to Get God’s Best for Your Life
Becoming a Romans 12 Christian
Part 3 – Separate from the World’s System
More resources on the same subject for small group or personal growth :
Ancient Paths to Intimacy with God, CDs – C. Ingram
Living Without Hypocrisy, CDs – C. Ingram
Love, Sex & Lasting Relationships, CD/DVD series, Book- C. Ingram
The Miracle of Life Change, CD/ DVD series, Book – C. Ingram
Ready, Set, Grow!, CDs – C. Ingram
For even more resources, go to: Living on the Edge official website
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