May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Ps 19 : 14)
Sermon Lead by Coby van Geest
Pastor Keleva has been speaking the last 6 weeks about how the Holy Spirit fills our spirit when we acknowledge that we are sinners, repent and surrender ourselves to our Lord Jesus.
At that moment we are saved, that is God’s gift to mankind (Rom 6 : 23) and then our work starts.
Remember that we are each created in His image, the image of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
It’s up to each of us to become more like Jesus in our minds as well, which will be followed by our bodies.
In 3 John : 2 the apostle John says “I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”
This journey will take the rest of our lifetime here on earth.
Our minds have been formed by our parents, the culture that we grew up in, our peers, our education, the papers that we read and the media that we follow. All this needs to be ‘undone’, all these neuropathway, the connections between ‘triggers’ and reactions, have to be filled in and levelled and new neuropathways have to be formed.
Where do we start?
Ps 119 : 11 “I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
Ps 119 : 106 “Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
The Word is the best way to renew our minds, to change the way we think (Rom 12 : 2).
Learning to think according to the Word will also change the way we speak and once we start to speak according to the Word, our lives will change and we will become ‘new creations’ (Gal 6 : 15) spirit, soul and body, to the glory of God.