“We never want to reduce God to our size, to our limitations, our restrictions. In fact, it becomes imperative that every follower of Jesus has those moments where we follow out of trust, not understanding. Christianity is not called the understanding; it’s called the faith.” — Bill Johnson
The Lord is wanting our thought life to reflect His thought life.
Sometimes the greatest opponent to us living in the mind of Christ is our opinion, not the devil. And the renewed mind is not just a new philosophical approach to a problem. It’s not just a value system where we give to the poor. It’s not just those simple things.
As it says in Romans 12:2, “Don’t be conformed to this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
The transformation of every person is equal to the transformation of your thought life. No more, no less. A transformative mind transforms a life. A transformed life, transforms a city. We often try to use the principles of God to transform the workplace, transform our city, transform the politics, the education, etc. It’s all noble efforts. We can have these goals, but if it doesn’t start with a renewed mind, we lack the power and the authority to renew or to change. It starts with our own personal life. Our thought life, and how we manage this area of our life.
That’s why we’ve got to expect more now because of our significance. Not because of our talent, our skill or whatever. We must be determined to walk by the grace of God. We must walk in the mind of Christ because we want to prove the will of God on earth, as it is in heaven. That’s the mandate that we’ve been given, but it’s never been about the miracles. It’s always been about the relationship.
About Bethel Austin
We are a church that passionately pursues the presence of God and seeks to continually be led by the Holy Spirit. We are passionate about equipping believers to become empowered saints and to raise up leaders who will influence cities, regions and nations for Kingdom purposes. Our heart is to foster vibrant families and a thriving community. We are generous people willing to do whatever it takes to see lives transformed and revival sweep the nations so that Jesus gets His full reward.