The past four weeks we have been talking to the kids about allowing God to transform your mind, heart, desires and actions.
We can preach to the kids God’s word, but the truth is we really need to hear it as well. Transformation of the mind, heart, desires and actions can only come through surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. We can’t do it on our own.
Transformation of the mind happens when we present ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1). Romans 12:2, says “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect."
Transformation of the heart happens through recognizing we have sinned against God. Psalm chapter 51 is David’s recognition of this evil sin before God. In Psalm 51:10, David says, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Ask God to clean your heart and he will. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart O God you will not despise.” Psalm 51:17
Our desires are not God’s desires. We want what we want now! Our natural desire is to sin, David knew this. He knew he was born into sin. “Behold I was brought for the in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.” So how do we get God’s desire in our selfish flesh? I believe the best way to this is just through prayer. Pray that you would desire what God desires for you. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Allow God to transform your actions. This is what we talked about recently. If you are a child of God then you will act like it. Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” John says, “No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him”. In other words you can’t call yourself a child of God if you keep on sinning. James says, “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1: 22)
This semester has been a great semester. God has been speaking to the kids and also to us. We need a time of rest, so we are taking a month off. We should NOT take a rest of from God’s word. As children of God let us allow God to transform our mind, heart, desires and actions.
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