“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom; For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:1.
You are free in Christ, because when you do from the inside what you love to do, you are free – if what you love to do is what you ought to do. And that’s what transformation means: When you are transformed in Christ you love to do what you ought to do. That’s freedom – which originated from “the renewal of your mind.” “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Oh, how crucial this is!
- If you long to break loose from conformity to the world,
- If you long to be transformed and new from the inside out,
- If you long to be free from mere duty-driven Christianity and do what you love to do because what you love to do is what you ought to do,
- If you long to offer up your body as a living sacrifice so that your whole life becomes a spiritual act of worship and displays the worth of Christ above the worth of the world,
Then give yourself with all your might to pursuing this – the renewal of your mind. Because the Bible says, this is the key to transformation. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”