Day 1 meditation: the mind trap – how culture works against grace.
Day 1 meditation emphasizes how the believer must continually experience a renewing mind.
There is a potentially dangerous foe of which most Christians are totally unaware. It is so subtle that even the most sincere often fall prey to its insidiousness. One of the early followers of Jesus wrote, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind . . .” (Rom. 12:2).
For a believer to experience the good life, the mind of the believer must continually experience a renewing process. The believer must have or be in the process of experiencing an entirely new way of thinking. Day 1 meditation will introduce you to how to begin a correct mind-set for successful Christian living.
Day 1 meditation reveals how we are often trapped in our thinking inhibiting the grace of God.
To experience this renewing of the mind, the Christian must be aware of a treacherous mind-trap. The new believer will often turn to a local congregation of Christians for assistance in his new walk of life. The new convert is usually totally unprepared for what will be encountered. In almost every case, the new believer will come in contact with a group of people that have become unsuspectingly trapped. They often have been trapped by a particular way of thinking that inhibits the grace of God from working in their lives.
Paul wrote to the Romans, “. . . be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind . . . .” For the believer to experience continually the good life produced by Jesus, the mind of the believer must continually experience a renewing process. The believer must have or be in the process of experiencing an entirely new way of thinking.
A mind-set is one of those realities that exist even though the awareness of its existence may not be perceived. An individual may or may not be conscious of the reason why conclusions are reached in his mind. However, the conclusions are based upon a particular pattern of thought. These opinions are developed over time by the thinking process of the individual. A set of beliefs or values form the basis of man’s thinking. Man concludes not only because he thinks, but because he thinks in a certain way.