A New Life in Christ (2)
Isaiah 55:8 NIV “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.”
When you change your thinking, you change your life. Proverbs 23:7 alludes to this fact, saying “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”. If you read through Scriptures, you will find that for everyone God used mightily, He gave them (inspired within them) a thought that was revolutionary. It was this thought that provoked the new life they took on. Take Abraham for example, God appeared to him and told Abraham he will be the father of nations at a time in his life when he had no children, and he wasn’t even trying again (Gen.17:4-5). His circumstances had kept them at a level where he was no good in God’s agenda, but when God shows up on scene with a Word, it provoked an idea that required deep thought on Abraham’s path.
The process of deeply thinking about what God’s Word says is one that provokes a revolution and a radical change in a person’s life. As a Christian, for you to lead the new life in Christ and advance into the levels of reality that we read and hear preached from God’s Word, it requires meditation. Meditation is to take the Word of God from the various areas of life and carefully thinking upon them. It involves mulling over, repeating and pondering over God’s Word in one’s mind. This is the key to transforming your life as a Christian so you can live a new life in Christ.
The things of God ought not be a mystery to the children of God, rather it is expected that they should be practical realities, but very few people actually take the time to deeply consider what God’s Word says so that it transforms our thinking. Begin to transform your life today by spending good time thinking about what God says.
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Cor.10:3-5, Matt. 13:11, Jam.1:26, Phil.2:5