Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Your thoughts can reveal a lot about your spiritual state. When your friend drives up in an awesome new car, do you think about upgrading your vehicle immediately? When trials come your way, do you panic and allow anxiety to pollute your mood? Part of sanctification is the renewing of our hearts and minds, learning to think like Christ. It takes quite a bit of effort on our part. Like watering a tree to see it grow to its full potential, we need to exercise our faith in our relationship to Jesus by reading God’s Word and in conversation with Him. Transformed, we will draw many to a relationship with our Creator!