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Psalm 51:10 ” Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

I listened to a song the other day…its title a declaration that a lot of us might not say with any conviction…”I am ready for the Storm.”  Now I realize that it’s not if but when trials will come into my life…but to proclaim that I’m ready for them gives me pause.  So how can I prepare?  The Psalmist here shows us that it’s the daily renewing of our heart and mind that will enable us to do this.  Our faith is renewed and given new life daily…ever-deepening, ever-increasing,  as we put more and more of our trust in the Lord.  This divine restoration is spoken of in Isaiah 40:31, ” But those who put their hope in the Lord will renew their strength.”  So I may not like it, but I can now say with certainty… Yes Lord, with Your help, I’m ready for the storm.

Romans 12:2 ” Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Everyday your character is being shaped… by the world or by God.  We allow generational chains of bondage to influence how we think…molding us into people we don’t want to become.  We allow the world’s dominance to sway how we behave around others…even when it’s contrary to how we really feel inside.  Spiritual renewal of your mind is a determined process you must undertake yourself.  It’s an evaluation of God’s Will – His good and well-pleasing Will for your life –  as you allow your character to undergo a metamorphosis, a regeneration of how you think.  Don’t be squeezed into the world’s mold for you.  Decide today what’s going to be shaping your mind…the world or God.