Welcome Back to the Path
The Garden Gate
Stepping Stone #2
How To Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.
I trust that I may congratulate you for waiting!
I can tell you're gonna do very well at this, and strengthening your
self discipline by waiting is a great advantage to you!
Before we delve into the Christian Mind Renewal journey, be sure that you are comfortable and have cleared
your mind of all problems so that you can hear what God's Word
will share with us today. Make sure you have about 30 minutes with no
responsibilities or interruptions.
This is your own private time ... Let's take a little walk, shall we?
My friend, you and I are going to do some gardening!
Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind Path
We're going to build a path of Stepping Stones
through our garden together as we go. We're going to pull some weeds,
plant some seeds, cultivate, water and God will make it grow!
1 Corinthians 3:7
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that
watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Oh yes, and one more thing ...
Your Mind ... Is the Garden!
Now hold on just one minute ... Is this Christian Mind Renewal program Biblically sound? I
mean are we supposed to be trying to renew our minds? Absolutely! The
Bible reveals this:
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.
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is
created in righteousness and true holiness.
Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind to Find Peace
The Garden ... The Mind
Admitting you have a problem is half the battle.
Well, you are here, seeking a solution for your problem, so I have to
congratulate you . . . You are halfway home!
Now, here is another Christian Mind Renewal Truth to ponder on. Anything that is worthwhile, takes time. Some problems may suddenly appear and some are created over long periods of time. Some problems come and go in a day or so, but many problems do not just go away overnight. Some of these problems are deep seated and need to be addressed by bringing the problem to light.
Your anticipation of the problem disappearing is exciting and admirable and that is exactly how you should be feeling. If you are not yet ... You will.
You may be anxious to get started and plow through this Spiritual Christian Mind Renewal voyage as to be healed ... You may even feel compelled to dive in head first with passion, being so very devoted to the cause and you can feel your desire to be healed of the problem so strongly that you almost cannot keep it inside of you.
Hold on to that feeling!
If you do not have this feeling, do not imagine yourself strange.
Just remember the promise of Jesus that we discussed in Step #1:
Verily I say unto you, if ye have Faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it
shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Each day when you move on to the next Stepping Stone you will need
this passion and expectation of success that you feel right now, and
your path to healing will be solid as a rock.
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Let Go and Let God!
Let Go (of your problem), And Let God (remove it)!
Here is a little analogy to keep in mind. Problems (symptoms) may go
away, but the root of a problem many times does not. Look at this
clinically for a moment. Let's take diabetes for an example. If you
are a diabetic, you can live a perfectly normal life, if you manage
your condition with insulin, regularly.
But ... The problem still exists.
Now, let's go back to looking at this Christian Mind Renewal Bible request, Spiritually. The root of most
problems that require counseling, are not just going to disappear.
Outside influences are often what keep people from being healed from
their problems. Strange as it may sound, people become accustomed to
their problems and in some cases, hold on to them, whether it be for
attention, addiction, selfishness, weakness or many other reasons
that they may not be conscious of, or have not admitted to
themselves. Now this does not mean that one or all of these apply to
your situation but let's face it ... It is just you and God that
really know the Truth.
Sooooooo, If the shoe fits ... Slap that rascal on Cinderella so we
can deal with it. Because if you have found that you enjoy the
attention that you receive when you complain to others of your
problems or if you have become accustomed to things going wrong ...
That too is an issue that needs to be addressed because the Truth is
my friend ... That is no way to live.
Our goal, is to identify any and all problems, and to change your
lifestyle, your thoughts, your attitude, and most importantly, your
beliefs in order to defeat those influences in your life. It is the
way that you manage the conditions that enables you to live a happier
life, the life that God intended for you.
Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind and Heart
The Garden of the Mind and Heart
Jesus shared these parables with us:
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and
the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much
earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because
they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up,
and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth
fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 13:18-23, 37-39
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and
understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away
that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by
the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the
same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a
while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the
word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that
heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness
of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he
that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth
fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
37 [Soon after] He answered [Jesus explained the parable]
and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed
is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children
of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is
the end of the world; and the reapers are the Angels.
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man which sowed
good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth
fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto
him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then
hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The
servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
My friend, the Truth is ... The source of the problem is not
The problem is that a seed was planted within you by ... The enemy.
He plants these bad seeds inside of you so that they will grow and
affect your choices and as time passes ... Your life. It is called
Warfare and like it or not ... You are right in the
middle of it. It is a battle between God and Satan
and is an ongoing battle for your soul.
Most of us are like the person Jesus just described in His parable as
being the ones who received seed among the weeds. Our mind is full of
these weeds. And one of the biggest reasons that we have all of these
weeds in our garden is because the enemy our soul has con-vinced us
that these various weeds are attractive flowers (much like
dandelions) when in reality ... We have been deceived.
We have become so accustomed to accepting some of the ways of man's
world, that it chokes out the Truth, and that is where our problems
arise. Soon our garden fills up with weeds, insects, snakes, disease,
birds, etc; Whew ... There is hardly any room for the Word in there,
and when you keep watering the weeds, by way of thought and worrying
about these problems ... They grow.
Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind Project
Let's pull these weeds (lies) within your garden. Let's give them a
good dose of Truth and bid them good riddance. Let's clear the land,
so you can plant new seeds as to bring forth fruit for the Lord.
What we must remember is ... Weeding is not a one time task.
As with a physical garden, your spiritual garden needs regular
maintenance. You can pull every weed and come back a few days later,
and you will find that a few more weeds have sprung up!
Some seeds are hidden deeper under the dirt than others, but they
still rise up. Some of them, you may have thought that you already
pulled, but a tiny bit of one little root broke off and remained,
which, of course grew another sprout. Or perhaps more "birds"
(outside sources) brought in more weeds (thoughts) by way of getting
you to possess anger, jealousy, lust, greed, fear and doubt even
shortly after you weeded. The wind carried some in by way of friends
whispers, television, radio, etc.
The Christian Mind Renewal point of interest is ... You must keep after it. It is a new lifestyle and it
takes a little time and effort to keep the weeds under control, but
you will find that it takes no more time than the problems that the
weeds in your life have caused.
Fertilizer works best when you apply it a little at a time,
regularly. If you dump a whole bag or a whole bottle in all at once
it can kill the garden. If you only do it once and then never apply
it again, you're not going to achieve the results that you would if
you follow the directions on the label by performing this application
as directed. It will work the same way with the spiritual garden of
You must choose to pull weeds and fertilize the garden of your mind
... With Truth often.
Be patient. One step at a time. Remember the insulin? Don't fill your
cup so much that it runs over. Do not expect immediate results. As
with a garden, it takes time before you will see the actual fruits of
Keep in mind that you are changing your entire lifestyle, so maintain
your earnest desire to be healed, and think of the tortoise and the
hare ... Slow and steady wins the race!
I purposely repeat the importance of following The Path one step at a
time for 14 days, because it is sooooooo important for you to get the
maximum benefit of each and every step. I urge you, not to miss a day
and then do two steps in one day.
Just as with prescription medication, if you take this Spiritual
medicine for a day here and there when it says take every day
for 14 days ... You may not be healed.
In our minds, we tend to think that miracles are things that happen
suddenly ... All at once. After all, when Jesus healed people, it
happened right away!
There may be many reasons why you have not been able to overcome your
problem up until now, but here are a couple of possibilities.
Because of the limits that the world today, and we ourselves, have
put on Faith, we (without knowing sometimes, or without willingness
to admit it) reserve a little doubt deep inside. Doubt is the
opposite of Faith. That is enough to keep a miracle from happening
immediately, or for that matter, from happening at all.
So we must establish Faith. The belief in what you want ... Not what
you do not want.
Another possible reason, is that God oft times has a plan, which is
different from ours. He may think that you need to learn some lesson
along the way so that you will not repeat a sin. Or perhaps, He may
know of another person that it may affect in one way or another if
you are allowed to experience this and He is moving things into place
for the best recovery for you and/or the affects it may have on
another situation down the road.
Christian Mind Renewal tidbit oif Truth ... If the problem that you have is one that you have brought on
yourself, or one that you cannot seem to let go of, ask yourself
How long has it taken me to turn to God for help?
He is so very patient with us, shouldn't we be a little patient too?
If it takes longer than we prefer for a miracle to happen, do we give
up on God and doubt that He will help us?
Nehhhhhhh ... He is worthy of our patience as patience establishes
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace
wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
If you think about it, it may be that miracles are happening all
around us, instantaneously, all the time, but our impatience allows
doubt to creep back into our minds so quickly, and we may sabotage
ourselves with our own doubt! It could happen so fast, that we never
even recognize that a miracle took place.
When we think of miracles, the ones that happen suddenly are the ones
that we seem to remember most, but how many more miracles have
happened that are just as extraordinary, that have happened over time?
This is how it will be with this Christian Mind Renewal procedure. It requires the entire 14
Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind Reward
While we are on, The Path, we are going on some Field Trips as well.
Some of the Field Trips provide information that will help you to
increase your knowledge, ability, and Faith to overcome your problem.
Most Field Trips are references to Bible Scripture as the Lord is the
real Physician here. His treatment is imperative. He is the healer.
The miracle comes from Him. Without His Word, the prescription cannot
Some Field Trips are music ... If you don't have a high speed
internet connection, or cannot find the music suggested to listen to,
it will not affect your program. It is simply an enhancer to the
program and is optional. Maybe you can get some of your own Christian
Music CDs, buy some, rent some, borrow some or go to your local
library or tune in your radio to a Christian station and hear some.
Seek and ye shall find.
They say that music soothes the soul. How do you know that is true?
When God sent an evil spirit upon king Saul, David played Godly music
for him and the evil spirit went away.
1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul,
that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was
refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Evil spirits hate anything holy, so go ahead and tap your toe when
Spirit moves you with the music. The words from these Christian
songs will stick in your mind and assist you during the mind
cleansing process. Most people cannot recite scripture very well, but
they sure can remember every single word to their favorite Christian
The more you put into something, the more you get out of it. In like
manner, these Field Trips are designed to help you achieve the
greatest success at conquering your problems. You may be on one of
our Field Trips and say to yourself, "This doesn't apply to me, or my
problem," at time in my life, but it is all part of the big picture.
Ponder on this Christian Mind Renewal Fact. You would not sit down to dinner and dig into a big
spoonful of yeast, but the bread you eat would not be the same
without yeast. You may not recognize the necessity, but at some point
in your life, when outside influences try and sneak in to pose a
problem, these things that seem unnecessary now, will all be stored
in your garden shed and on hand to prevent new weeds from growing.
There are many times throughout this program when things will be
repeated. That is because repetition makes things easier to remember
and it is our goal together to free you of your problem so you
can be and do what God wants you to be and do.
Many attempts repeated, complete any undertaking!
There are also going to be times when I will be speaking frankly with
you. That is because I am your friend and feel I have the right and
obligation to do so.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend but the kisses of an enemy are
If you would like to read more Scripture on Christian Mind Renewal before
proceeding, check out this study:
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Bible Hub ... Ephesians 4:23 to be renewed in the spirit of your minds; Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Desiring God ... The Renewed Mind and How to Have It. He says, “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds.” Now, what in the world is that? “The spirit of your mind.”
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Good News Christian News ... Renewing the Mind - So, if you desire to be transformed and live like Christ, then you must give yourself to the pursuit of renewing your mind.
Holding to Truth ... Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind – What does it mean ... First, to be renewed means that a new element, the divine element, is dispensed into your inner being.
Holy Spirit ... The Holy Spirit is the best way to receive Christian Mind Renewal. Come get acquainted with the gift from the Lord to all Christians.
OpenBible.info ... What Does the Bible Say About Renewing Your Mind? To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds.
Quora ... How can I be renewed in the spirit of my mind? Our soul is who we are—our mind, thoughts, and feelings; there is a saying, “you don't have a soul, you are a soul". Our spirit is what connects us to God
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