“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
The Holy Spirit do “transform” us into the image of the God, wherefore we exalt the Son of God? He enables us to “behold the glory of the Lord with faith.” This is how the mind is renewed i.e. by steadfastly gazing at the glories of Christ in God for what they really are.
To be sincere with you, the Holy Spirit must do a double work (from the outside-in and from the inside-out) to achieve God’s plan for Individuals. He must work from the outside in by exposing the mind to Christ-exalting truth. That is, He must lead us to hear the gospel, to read the Bible, to study devotional and Christ-exalting writings of great/upcoming spiritual men, all to learn/meditate on the perfections of Christ as perfect guide for good Christian living. That is exactly what our great enemy does not want us to do according to 2 Corinthians 4:4, “The god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” Because to see that for what it really is, Apostle Paul says “it will renew the mind and transform the life and produce unending worship of God.”
Also, the Spirit must work from the inside out, breaking the hard heart that blinds and corrupts the mind (review yesterday). The Spirit must work from the outside in, through Christ-exalting truth, and from the inside out, through truth-embracing humility. If The Holy Spirit only worked from the outside in, by presenting Christ-exalting truth to our minds but not breaking the hard heart and making it humble, then the truth would be despised and rejected. And if He only humbled the hard heart, but put no Christ-exalting truth before the mind, there would be no Christ to embrace and no worship would happen. “Be transformed in the renewal of your mind” and let us join the Holy Spirit in His precious and all-important work. We must pursue Christ-exalting truth and pray for truth-embracing humility for all Christians worldwide, and as many as God shall save (Pray for someone and tell Him/Her about Jesus Christ Today, see Holy Spirit in Action soonest). Heaven at Last!