I hope you like our brand new website. It’s been overhauled since our church has relocated. I was thinking about that idea of being overhauled. That’s actually something God desires to do with us and daily ! Romans 12:1-2 is a favorite passage of many believers. It comes on the heels of some great doctrinal teaching in the first eleven chapters of this great book and Paul begins the twelvth chapter endeavoring to make this all intensely practical and personal for the reader: YOU and I ! It says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
So what he is writing is on the basis of those wonderful blessings he’s just written about each of us should want to dedicate ourselves each day to live for Him. To allow Him to take what we are and revamp or overhaul us to become more like Him ! What gets in the way all too often is wanting to conform to this world’s idea, goals, and passions when instead the better alternative, the right option is to simply allow God to renew or overhaul us from the inside out. As we pick up the Bible and carefully read it our mind is renewed and restructured to think more like God’s and a huge blessing from this is we can then begin to discern or prove what’s right, we see more clearly His will and are wonderfully blessed !! Let me challenge you to take some time to turn off that TV, lay aside that Ipad, or whatever and let God overhaul your mind by reading the Word. Ask His Spirit to teach you before you do, ask Him to challenge you, to console you and sit back and enjoy the spiritual overhaul – how exciting that God wants to talk to and overhaul YOU !!!