Strategic Value of Renewing Your Mind Daily !

As Christian’s we need to follow Christ and his teachings. Therefore it’s important to open our bibles every day and soak in the word of God. Romans 12:1-2 gives a mission statement to Christ followers that should be life changing for each of us. These verses state:

“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.”

The renewing of our minds comes from taking time out of our busy days and read the Bible. This process renews our process of thinking, so we can look past conforming on this world and look to God’s will. There is strategic value of renewing your mind (reading your bible daily), and today we will go over this in more detail. 

Benefits of Reading Your Bible Daily

There are a variety of benefits when you read and study your bible daily. These benefits include:

Helps us Grow Closer to God

When we read our bible every day it helps us grow closer to God, and he will draw closer to us. We can see this based on the following verses:

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” (James 4:8)

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13-16)

“But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:20-24)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Helps us Stay Focused on God’s Will

We know that our heavenly Father wants all to come to repentance from 2 Peter 3:9 and that is through Jesus Christ, but there are other aspects of God’s will that we should take into consideration and stay focused on that include the following verses:

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)

“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19)

 “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:15-16)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:35)

“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:3-4)

 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

Helps us Focus on Heavenly Things

When we read our bibles daily it helps shift our focus away from the world to God’s perspective and what’s important. We can see this in the following verses:

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2)

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”(1 John 2:15-17)

Final Thoughts

As Christians we should try to spend time in our Bibles daily, so we can grow in our relationship with the Lord, focusing in on God’s will and heavenly plans separating ourselves from things in this world. It’s not that hard to make a set time out of your day or week to spend with God. After all, Jesus died to set us free! Don’t you think you should take time to spend it with the King of kings, and the Lord of lords?

Make a change today to grow in your relationship with God, crack open your Bible today and stop making excuses. If you’re the person who likes online digital media resources, then go to Our Daily Bread, Bible Study Tools, or to renew your mind daily.