A new me

When Jesus said that I should repent (Mark 1:15),  He used a word that means “to think again”, “to change the way I think and what I think about”.  The most powerful tool for this deep transformation is prayer.   When I say “Father”, I take a new focus into my mind and receive a new sense of belonging.   When I say “forgive me”, I shift from making excuses to asking for help.  When I say “daily bread”, I stop thinking about “more” and start thinking about “enough”.  Every sentence of His prayer is a door to a new way of thinking.  It is also a warning.  Unless I embrace this new life with my mind, I will forever be trapped in the old life.  “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17).  When Christ teaches me to pray, He teaches me to think.  When He teaches me to think, a new life is the result.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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