“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
The mind must be transformed from earthly, natural and reasonable thinking that holds us back, to heavenly thinking that releases us to victorious living. I had a lady in our church ask me to pray that God would give her the Holy Spirit so that she would feel God’s presence in her life. Now this lady has told me many times that she feels that she has sinned too much and that God does not love her. She feels that she is really not good enough for God to love her. I know that there are many people that feel that way. I told her that I was not going to pray that prayer, but I would pray that her thinking would change. That she would come to believe that God loves her and what she did in the past does not matter to God. I told her that God is ready to give her the Holy Spirit, she only has to change her thinking to receive the gift that God has for her. This scripture tells us that we should not copy the behavior and customs of the world. This lady is thinking as the world thinks, not as God thinks. God wants to invade us with His kingdom. God wants the reality of heaven to be part of our thinking. He wants to transform our thinking if we will just allow Him control.