Renewing the Mind

Jon actually didn’t have to work after work today. He took his bike to the shop in Avoca for some work and I went to pick him up. Laundry, supper, all the usual stuff. We got full of corn today at work so things will slow down a little for a while. Sounds good to me…my hands hurt.

Thought for the day

It is a constant effort, no I should say it requires diligent attention on our part to keep our minds renewed in the truth. Satan has the most subtle ways of creeping into our thoughts and accusing or discouraging us. It feels like our own thoughts, and even some of it can be true, but he will take what is true and lead us to draw a conclusion that is false. One of the ways we can test our thoughts is to see if they square with Scripture and with God’s redeeming heart. Yes, we may be able to find Scripture to back up any line of thought, but does the thought also line up with God’s heart and purpose in redeeming any part of our lives? Does the line of thought lead us up and out to hope or down into desperation? He purposes to set right and redeem everything we put into His hand. We need to help each other (thanks, Jon) hear and remember the truth, and we need to ask each other for help when we feel the subtle pull of the downward spiral.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

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