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Friday, July 13, 2018
Achieve Radical Spiritual Growth by Doing This One Simple Thing

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For many years I went to church faithfully, week after week, but I wasn't living a victorious Christian life. I read my Bible every day, served on the evangelism board and went door to door telling people about Jesus because I really wanted to serve God. But even though I was doing those things, I was still miserable most of the time.

While I learned a good foundation about salvation through God's grace at my church, I wasn't learning how to change and be transformed into the image of Christ by renewing my mind, according to God's Word.

It caused me to live in a frustrating cycle that went like this: Go to church on Sunday, fight with my husband during the week, get frustrated with my kids a lot and feel miserable, depressed, angry—like a mess—and then go back to church on Sunday to get "right" with God again. I felt like I didn't know how act like a sane human being.

Ephesians 4:23-24 (AMPC) says to "be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image...."

This is so important, because it's impossible to have a positive, peaceful life and at the same time have a negative mind.

But when we take time to renew our minds with God's Word, we learn how to think like God thinks, say what God says, and act like He wants us to act. read more
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