You are a spirit being, you have a soul and you live in a body. If you are born again, your spirit man became regenerated by God while your soul and your body remained the same. That is, nothing happened to your soul and body when you became born again. Only your spirit changed. Therefore, to grow and become what God has in mind for you, you have to renew your mind. A mind that is not renewed is the darkest prison for a recreated spirit. When you renew your mind with the word of God, it begins to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and begins to receive its motivation from the life of God in your recreated spirit just like Adam was doing before the fall.
God gave you the faculty of imagination to aid your faith life. When your soul prospers, fearful pictures will be ejected from your imagination. Your imagination begins to create and form comforting pictures of the promise of God and faith becomes an unconscious action. Joshua 1:8 revealed that the word must first be in your MOUTH. You must learn to SAY IT FIRST to yourself and to situations. That is how to meditate on the word and fulfill the second condition.
The amount and quality of meditation you do on the word of God will determine how sharp the picture of the promises of God will be in your imagination. Regularly and constantly meditate on the word of God, and you will get a clear picture of what your life is meant to be in Christ and that picture empowers you to be a victor in life.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the heart to discipline myself to study and meditate on your word daily until I attain to your purpose in my life in Jesus’ name, amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8