How the brain of a Christian is different

Romans 12:2 says, “And 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.”

Christians must have a renewed mind: the way they process process information in their brain needs to change needs to change, and the Holy Spirit does that work in partnership with their effort.

Our way of thinking is influenced by our parents, our friends, our society, and even what we watch on TV. To obtain a renewed mind, we must make a conscious decision to deliberately renew our minds.


Identify an area of your thought life that is not honoring to God. Are you prideful, lustful, racist, or resentful? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you, and decide to redirect your mind every time you stumble on one of those thoughts.

As Philippians 4:8 says, meditate on the things that are:

  • true
  • noble
  • just
  • pure
  • lovely
  • of good report
  • praiseworthy


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