Romans 12:1-2

Be Transformed by Renewing Your Mind


Roman 12:1-2 therefore I urge you brethren by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and Holy sacrifice acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what the will of God is that which is good and acceptable and perfect I want to just focus on this part of being transformed by the renewing of your mind do you know that word transformed is the word metamorphoo it means a total transformation total change in form substance, structure every part that’s what’s supposed to happen to our mind how does it occur? as we present ourselves as a 100% dedicated living sacrifice unto Him you know the thing that I found that prevents us from fully operating in the spirit and what God has called us to is lies that are deep down in the soul lies way down on the inside that need to be removed Yeshua said in John 8:32 you’ll know the truth and the truth will set you free when lies are removed and replaced with truth I believe that’s the true transformation of the mind where your whole being your mind your emotions your will are completely changed completely transformed your life is completely different than it was before there was one man that came to one of our seminars one time many years ago that struggled a lot with anger he said you know I get angry at my wife he had a one year old son he said I get so angry at him sometimes I want to when that little boy wakes up in the middle of the night and I’ve got a heavy day at work I want to just shake him he said I’ve never done it I’m afraid I might one day and he said I was pulling out of a parking lot in a shopping mall the other day and he said I thought there was enough room to enter into the flow of traffic and so I started and then I decided there wasn’t I stopped and the guy behind me honked his horn I got so angry I slammed the car in park he said I went back and reached through the open window grabbed that guy by the shirt and pinned his face between the bottom of the window and the top of the car ready to punch him used every 4 letter word I could think of yelled at him and cursed him put him back in his seat and went and got in my car and let him know what I thought about people honked me honked at me he said as I drove away in the car the guilt and the shame hit me and he said then I suddenly remembered just the week before my wife put a bumper sticker on our car that said honk if you love Jesus I thought ohhh no he said do you think I ruined my testimony? and he said I hate this anger I don’t know what to do with it we prayed and said Lord where did this anger come from show him anything pertinent do you know he could not just change his mind by saying I renounce anger I repent of anger Father forgive me but you know what happened? we said God show him anything pertaining to this anger and God showed him a deep rooted lie that had come when he was an 8 year old little boy and I believe it was on his birthday and his father had publicly humiliated him in front of his friends he had had a sleepover that night with his 3 best friends he had wet the bed well his mother had discovered it and told his father and his father decided to humiliate him publicly at the breakfast table in front of his friends and his brothers and sisters he said I just wanted to sink through the floor and die and you know a lie got in his heart that day you’re nothing but a bed wetter and his father said those words to him you’re nothing but a bed wetter you’ll never prosper you’ll never amount to anything probably when you’re married your wife will have to buy you a big diaper because you’ll just be nothing but a bed wetter do you know that image of being a bed wetter had gotten sown deep into the soul of that little boy it was a lie it wasn’t the truth he shared that story with me and I said could you just ask God would you just share with God what you felt that day he almost couldn’t get the words out and as he began to it was like a dam burst out came 30 some years of wounds and anger and bitterness and injustice it came pouring out with great emotion when it all finished I said would you just ask just tell me close your eyes what do you look like to yourself? what’s your self image like? I mean just left unto yourself? a smile came to his face he said I’m a 38 year old bed wetter I’m wearing a big diaper and I said that’s what I thought and see that was a lie that had put in the depths of his heart I said would you just ask the Lord this question Lord what did you want my dad to say to me that day? on my 8th birthday what was it you wanted to say and as he opened his spirit the Holy Spirit began speaking to him truth and he said I don’t know exactly what it was it was a profound experience this man had with the Lord and he said the Lord told me I’m not a bed wetter and he said I actually saw Jesus Christ come remove that diaper and clothe me with royalty with Royal robes of a son and he said this is how I see you this is what I wanted your dad to impart to you that he didn’t know how to and he said he took away all the shame and all that feeling of worthlessness and all that feeling of injustice and he said … you know what happened that was amazing he called me about it 5 days later he said you know what the anger is completely gone I had opportunity to be angry at my wife at my son people at work and the anger just wasn’t there that’s what it means to have your mind transformed that’s what true transformation is is when a lie is removed by the Lord and replaced with the truth we see it happen all the time at empowering relationship seminars blessing generations seminars that are conducted all around the world through the ministry of Family Foundations International that’s what true transformation is and I believe that’s exactly what God wants for you so that’s my prayer for you today is that your mind would be transformed that your life would be transformed as the LORD exposes lies removes them and replaces them with truth Amen


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