Renewing Our Mind Through Sanctification
It is as we renew our minds that we can draw closer to The Divine and by drawing closer, we are then more able and enabled to do the work of God.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
When we live our life conforming to the pattern of the world, we live a life of confusion. We live a life where we meet what we think are the needs of our physical being; at the expense of our Spiritual being. Conformity brings confusion, it fills our head with deluded thoughts and ideas; in time, those same delusions become illusions; we start to actually feel, sense and believe the false perceptions that conformity brings, they become our reality.
When we step away from conformity and renew our minds by the renewing of our thoughts, we offer ourselves a gift; a gift where we can become transformed of mind and able to realise and understand the will of The Divine.
The cloudy mind can feed our Spirit no more than the cloudy water can serve its inhabitants. Out of confusion comes confusion, out of clarity comes clarity, we must all choose whether we want to live our life from a place of confusion or a place of clarity, we naturally live and breath through the pattern of the world or the pattern of the Divine.
In order to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, we have to change what we fill it with. We can fill a glass with water and keep thinking and saying that we want it to be a glass of milk, but unless we first empty the glass, we cannot re-fill it with milk. And so it is with our mind, we can fill our mind with the things of this world and keep thinking and saying that we want our mind to be like the mind of Christ, or Buddha for that matter, but unless we first empty our mind of the world, we cannot hope to re-fill it.
Transforming our mind takes a decision to change, to change what we have been doing, to something we should be doing, something that will support our Spiritual path and connection with God.
1 Thessalonian’s 5:23
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What a powerful verse!
To be sanctified is not the same as to be sanctified. God sanctifies us by setting us apart, (sanctification) then WE sanctify OUR-SELF by setting US apart, (sanctification). The sanctification of God is the calling, the sanctification of our-self is the on-going process of being sanctified, God or Christ-Like.
One doesn’t have to be sanctified in order to be sanctified, for God sanctifies the individual and the individual sanctifies themselves.
God sanctifies the un-sanctified AND the sanctified. We sanctify our selves by becoming sanctified. One is receiving one is maintaining, in order to remain sanctified, one has to maintain their lives, their minds, which in turn will govern their actions.
We live in a world where we are under so much pressure to be, be this, be that, be the other. We live in a world where we are under so much pressure to have this, have that, have the other. But in all honesty, the things of this world WILL disappear, they will rot down, break down even slow down. The things of this world look like beauty in our eyes, they fill our belly of desires and feed the flames of attachment. We see it, we like it, we want it.
If we could be so easily swayed with the things of God, what a different place the world would be. What a different space our heads would hold, what a difference it would make to our relationships.
The world is filled with beauty, it is filled with the manifestation of creativity, on an individual level and universal level. Every-where we go we can see creative energy at work. Many of the man made things are beautiful, they help us to feel beautiful, but if we where to concentrate our energies on the spiritual, and focus our creativity on the spiritual, how different our personal lives would be, how different society would be, how different the world would be.
If society placed spiritual expectations on us to achieve and gain spiritual gifts, spiritual education, a Christ Consciousness, we would quickly be wanting to get rid of all of our cumbersome belongings. If it was deemed by society that to have large homes and lots of personal possessions meant you had mental health problems and needed psychiatric intervention, or were void of any spirituality, how quick we would be in removing half of our belongings.
We are pushed and pulled by society, by hierarchies both globally and locally, we have taken our eyes off God and become a lost society, not for ever, but for a while.
God is calling us closer, calling us to remember, to remember that we are made in God’s image, we are not made any less, or any more but in God’s image. What more could we possibly ask for, we are co-creators and have the ability to create a beautiful life in God.
A servants heart offers a life of giving, it is in that giving that they can and often are blessed with more than that which they require. First give, then receive, first plant then reap. The harvest is never cut before the wheat is planted, no more than the gifts of the Spirit can be gained before the planting of their seed.
God has a plan, a plan for you, for me, for us. The question is…………..do you know what it is?
Always Walk in Peace – Kenzo