Sunday, August 20, 2017

Theme: Experiencing God’s Love

Topic: A Mental Revolution

Romans 12:1
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.

The failure of the Church to experience God’s love calls for a REVOLUTION in our minds and hearts. The apostle Paul admonished the Romans to renew their minds in order to readily recognise or determine the good, acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).

One of the reasons many believers deny themselves of God’s love and mercy is the fear that God is judging them for wrongdoing. God is a righteous judge, but He is also our Father who loves His children. We cannot take His love for granted and live in disobedience, but to accept every denial and suffering as His way of teaching us lessons is wrong.

Sometimes the mind stores memories of repeated negative experiences. After some time, these thoughts determine our opinion of who God is and what He does in our lives. Our minds are clustered with personal cases of seemingly unanswered prayers, denials, disappointments and tragedies. Divorce, bereavement, failure and sickness saturate our subconscious beings. The sad experiences of other believers make matters worse. Therefore, we must constantly renew our minds by entrenching what the Word of God says about us and our circumstances and dislodging what our negative experiences say.

The apostle Paul wanted the Romans to experience the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. In the same vein, we must be convinced that these three – good, acceptable, perfect – are the will of God for us. Any other thing should be rejected.

Pray that God will help you renew your mind and that you will be able to "prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God".

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 1:18-30

Extract From:
“Rethinking God’s Love” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)
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