Tag: Transform

There is so much to think and worry about that leads to excessive processing of information for the best quickest solution.  You think about how you are going to pay your bills, monthly mortgage payments, put food on the table, pay  the children school fees or even yours.  As the day passes by pay the worries escalates,your mind continues to process, analyse till it reaches a point of total confusion and mental depression.  The mind is the battlefield to overcoming every trials and tribulation that the enemy throws at you.

My thoughts during my youth were thoughts of rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, pains, hurts and so on that lead to depression.  I allowed my past to control my future and would not let go of the past.  I did not have a strong relationship with the Lord and did not know where to start.  My mind was full of confusion, frustration and was close to mental breakdown.

Until I encountered Him in whole new dimension that changed my life for the best.  I began to hunger and thirst for the spiritual food and cleansed my mind through the precious blood of Jesus from every toxic thoughts that oppressed and depressed me.

My thoughts pattern changed from negative to positive, despair to hope, sadness to joy, confusion to sound mind, fear to faith and pains to perfect healing in Christ Jesus.  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7a.  What are you thinking of that God can’t handle?  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.

It is time to take control of your mindset not giving the devil an inch of space any more.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2   It is a process that requires change, change in the way you think, act and react.  This is a spiritual warfare not of the flesh therefore do not set your mind on the physical but the spiritual, meditating on the Word day and night , eat, drink and sleep the Word until it becomes a part of you (Romans 8, Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:7).

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The Word of God is a powerful weapon used to destroy every stronghold, cast down every thoughts that are not in alignment with what the Word says over your life or any circumstance that you facing, bringing them down under submission to the obedience of Christ.  It is time to confess His Word over your life, marriage, that situation that never seems to go away. When you confess with your mouth believe with your heart and so shall it be according to His promises (Romans 10:10, Job 22:28)

Would you start now to make a change?  Change your thought patterns, let the Holy Spirit lead you, fill your heart till it overflows and gradually you shall see your life transformed for the best.  Don’t you give up, do not let circumstances or the challenging storms of life frustrate you to the point of hopelessness and helplessness.  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.  Take that big step of faith and trust God to see you through it all.

  

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Renew your mind

By Ngozi Ngadi

When trials comes your way and you don’t know what to do, your mind becomes so busy trying to figure a solution to the problem.  The mind works overtime burning more calories that you can ever imagine.  Although I might not be in the medical profession, I assume that when you mind is pressured with so many thoughts, you burn more calories.  When this happens depression steps in gradually and your physical well being becomes affected.  The mind is the battlefield to unlock your breakthrough to victory and prosperity.  Renew your mind to the ways and things of God. Change the negative thoughts of frustration, confusion and disbelief to meditating on the word, God’s ways and thoughts.   Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God,even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you] Romans 12:2 amp.  His plans and  purpose in your lives is full of promises and abundance of His love. 

So how do you renew your mind to be in  alignment with His word, will and purpose.  I have faced challenges and been in situations that tried to mess up my mind and make me think that I am worthless, unloved and a loser.  At some point it tried to suppress me till I could not stand anymore.  But thank God I am a living testimony that I am walking with the Lord as He directs my path and my mind is completely renewed to His ways, will and purpose.  The devil might try some stupid tactics but I am more than a step ahead of him because I humbly submitted myself to God.  Here are seven key ways to renewing  your mind and this has helped me tremendously:

  1. MEDITATE ON THE WORD:  Study the bible and meditate on the word until it becomes a part of you.  Let His words be solidly rooted in your heart (Psalm 119:105, Hebrews 4:12, Joshua 1:8)
  2. CAST DOWN EVERY THOUGHTS THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD: Taking authority over every word that is not in alignment with His words and promises over your life, rendering them powerless in obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
  3. CONFESS HIS WORDS DAILY:  Confess with your mouth what His words says over every situation.  Decree and declare what be not as though they were.  Speaking to yourself encourages your spirit especially during challenging times (Proverbs 18:21, Romans 4:17, Romans 10:9-10, Jeremiah 1:9-10).
  4. ASSOCIATE WITH LIKE MINDED CHRISTIANS:  Surround yourself around people who would always be there to encourage you, share the word and fellowship with you.  Find at least two prayer partners that you can pray with and stand in agreement with you (Matthew 18:20, 1 John 1:6-7).
  5. PRAY:  Be in constant communion with the Lord, seek His heart in all that you do.  Seek Him daily, open your heart to Him and permit Him to deal with every issue that seems to be a stumbling block or stronghold.  Be willing to receive and hear from Him
  6. PRAISE AND WORSHIP HIM: The key to your breakthrough is in your praises and worship that proceeds from your mouth.  Praise Him with your whole heart, spirit, body and soul.  Reverence God in submission and obedience. (Psalm 100:4, Psalm 149, Genesis 22:1-13)
  7. STAND IN TRIUMPHANT VICTORY: When you have done it all STAND and do not give up on God.  Stand in triumphant victory for Christ has paid it all on the cross.  Therefore there is no cause for you to suffer anymore. A divine exchange took place when He was crucified on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:56-58, Galatians 3:13-14).  KEEP STANDING and DO NOT GIVE ON GOD.
Renewing your mind is a process of change so it does not happen in a day.  You might feel so down now and you do not where to start.  I would say to you,  start by seeking His face and pray for strength.  Make a fresh start, take it one day at a time with Jesus.  Spend time in His presence, studying the word because in His presence there is fullness of joy, peace and a sound mind.  Let your life be a living testimony that the world will know that His goodness and mercies endures forever.
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One morning, I looked into the mirror and thought about the reflection of Christ love in me.  It is my utmost desire and passion to be a reflection of Christ  to those around me and  the world.  To see Christ transformed in me to the  fullness of His perfection.  Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear child. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT.  God created us in His image for His purpose on this earth, that His will be fulfilled in our lives (Genesis 1:27).  

This is a reflection of Christ love,  from me to You Lord ……………………………………. 

When I look in the mirror
Your face is all I see in me
The reflection of Your love
The beauty of Your glory

I look in the mirror
I see You
You in me
How beautiful are You Lord
When You touch my face
The beauty of Your perfection
Your perfection in me

So amazed I am
By Your deep love for me
You love everything about me
The good and the bad

Who can compare to You
Who can match up to Your perfection
Who is greater than You
Who is more powerful than You

The devil sees You and  trembles at Your feet
The enemy hears your voice and they are crushed
All power belongs to You
All glory belongs to You

Now I know who I am in You
Because I have seen You
You in me
The reflection of Your love in me
The image of  Your character in me
Now I can step out in boldness
Because I have You in me

 

 

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The Olympic is now here in London after more than four years of planning and investments.  I spent some time to  ponder on the Olympic Torch carried by the Torchbearers around United Kingdom.  It is a privilege to see the Olympic torch carried by celebrities, young and old people from different works of life.  I was fascinated and  joyous that United Kingdom supported the Olympics with more than 13million people having an opportunity to see the Olympic torch pass by their vicinity over a period of 70days.

While the torch travelled around UK, this reminded me that we are the light of the world.  Our light should shine for the whole world to see.  We are the torchbearers for Christ and it is time to let the world know that Jesus is the way the truth and the life.  The Olympic Torchbearers carried the torch with smiles on their face, boldness and were full of vigor.  We should delight so much joy in sending the message of Christ salvation.  Jesus Christ is alive, preach the good news of Christ redemption and let your light shine that those around would see it.

 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.   Mathew 5:14-16 NKJV

The Olympic flame keeps burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics celebration till the end of the Olympic games.  The Lord desires that the Holy Spirit burns, keeps burning from everlasting to everlasting and that you never get burnt out or tired to speak of His goodness.  The burning passion should brighten up your lives that others may see the glory of God in you.

For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,  Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,  And her salvation as a lamp that burns.  2 The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory.  You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the Lord will name. Isaiah 62:1-2 NKJV

The Lord will not rest until He sees His glory fill the earth.  He will not rest until His salvation brightens the whole earth.  We all have responsibilities as christians and believers in the Word to transform lives, from lives to nations, from one nation to another nation and the whole world is transformed.  The unsaved, unreached will see His righteousness and the kings, queens, world leaders would give God the glory.

So let your light shine, be passionate about the God you serve.  Let your smile reflect the beauty of Christ.  Show Christ love to those around you and impact lives in just a little act of love.  Transformation starts with you by being an reflection of Christ image and renewing our mind to the things of God.

 

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