Romans 12:2 NIV "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." I was talking with a friend the other day about praying Romans 12:2 over herself. As we are all apt to do, she was struggling with stuff that was messing with her thinking. Stinking thinking is defined as 'a way of thinking that makes you believe you will fail, that bad things will happen to you, or that you are not a very good person.' Asking God to help you renew your mind and transform your thinking is a positive step towards renewal. Remind yourself, as needed, that you've got God to help you through the process of renewal. It's about those moments when we are alone with our thoughts. These moments are when we tend to turn inward, towards that alternative and dark perspective of ourselves. We can turn the Light back on in our minds by having a quick talk with Jesus. Write out this verse (and others) on sticky notes and paste them wherever you have a moment of solitude. On the rear view mirror or dashboard, across from the toilet and above the bathroom sink, on the refrigerator and above the kitchen sink. The home screen on our phones and computers are excellent options for renewal moments with Jesus. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." Transformation is a process. We are 'being transformed' with ever-increasing Glory. Ever-increasing is the best kind of increase. It happens when we aren't even aware. Ever-increasing renewal. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT "For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” When the struggle gets difficult, go to The Lord. The Lord is living with you. The Lord is a Mighty Savior. The Lord delights in you. The Lord calms your fears with His Love. The Lord sings over you with Joyful songs. Renewed and redeemed with ever-increasing transformation through His Glory. Renew your mind in your moments of solitude by having a conversation with a friend, Jesus. Think of these momemts of prayer like a system update for your mind. Click on it.