My 31-day series on Renewal of the Mind was quite the journey for me. Not only convicting, but also forced me to dig deeper on a subject that can be life changing.
One of the insights I have gained is how my mind is renewed by practicing gratitude regularly. I see gifts and blessings from God when I stop to see. I cannot be grateful and complain simultaneously. And gratitude is not just lip service, but comes from the deep caverns of one's heart.
"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want (for anything)."
Psalm 23:1 (italicized my addition)
If you are interested in digging deeper into renewing your mind or practicing gratitude in your walk with Christ, I would encourage you to read "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp and/or "Idol Lies" by Dee Brestin. I will be...AGAIN!
Happy New Year. May 2015 be a transforming year for you as God continues to complete the work that He has begun.