Many years ago, a family member was suffering with severe depression after the birth of her baby.
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She describes the depression like a great, black cloud that enveloped her, and it became so heavy that she was almost unable to function.
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However, she had recently started learning about the power of God’s Word, and had decided to memorise Psalm chapter 1:
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“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly or stands in the way of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers. His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which brings forth fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and whatever he does prospers.”
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She would speak this passage over and over and over throughout the day, and in the memorisation process something else AMAZING happened – the depression lifted off her and she never dealt with it ever again!
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Without even knowing what she was doing, this family member was RENEWING HER MIND.
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Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
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To “renew” literally means to “renovate”.
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We renew our minds with the Word of God – by speaking and confessing (agreeing with) what God says about us!
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When we do this we are tearing out the old, crumbling, lifeless, rotten ways of thinking and seeing ourselves and replacing those thoughts with a brand new way of thinking about and seeing ourselves – the way God sees us!
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And the best part is that in that mind renewal process, just like a caterpillar is transformed into a butterfly, we are transformed (changed) into the very image of what God’s Word says about us (the real us!) – healed, prosperous, blessed, nothing missing/nothing broken! 🦋
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We don’t have to know how it’s going to work, and we may not even see any transitional changes taking place – all we have to do is put the Word of God to work by DOING what it says to do!
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And when WE do what the Word says to do, the WORD will do exactly what God designed it to do.
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That’s GOOD NEWS! 🙌🏼