I choose now to turn from my sins, my self-centeredness, and every part of my life that does not please You. I choose You. I give myself to You. I receive Your forgiveness and ask You to take your rightful place in my life as my Savior and Lord.
Father, I turn back to you completely. Before heaven and earth, I renew my commitment to you as my God, and to Jesus Christ as my Lord, my Savior and the Way, and I invite the Holy Spirit to dwell within me more fully than ever before. Father, you are the holy, pure, divine Creator. You are merciful and just. Hallelujah, I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Here are three specific steps:
- Pray for God to transform your mind (Philippians 4:8).
- Fill your mind with the Word of God (Joshua 1:8).
- Meditate on Scripture throughout the day (Psalm 1:2).
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Bible Verses for Spiritual Renewal
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
Bible Verses to Resist Trials and Temptation
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
1 John 4:4
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Bible Verses to Set your Mind at Peace
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Bible Verses to Focus Our Attention on God
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Bible Verses to Help us Perseverance
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
Bible Verses to Pursue Holiness
1 Peter 1:13-16
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
I hope these Bible Verses will help you to renew your mind in Christ, resist temptation, and fill you with God’s peace. For more encouragement, take time to think about the following quotes from Christian authors about the benefits of renewing your mind in Christ.
Christian Quotes about Renewing Your Mind
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” –John Milton
“The mind is the battlefield, and Satan rages against us with his lies and deception. But we have the victory in Christ, and we can renew our minds with the truth of God’s Word.” –Watchman Nee
“We cannot think one thing and will another. The single act of willing starts a chain reaction that affects our entire thinking process. Renewing the mind is not a matter of learning new ideas but of willing to believe what we already know.” –A. W. Tozer
“You were created to be loved. You were created for everlasting life. Renew your mind about yourself so that the truth of your being can shine forth.” –Teresa of Avila
“The renewing of our minds is not an instantaneous transformation but a lifelong process, and we must give ourselves to it if we ever hope to see the fruit of Christ’s redemption in our lives.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“In order to change our hearts, we first have to change our minds.” –Augustine of Hippo
“If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but think you can’t, It’s almost certain you won’t. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.” –C. S. Lewis
A Prayer to Renew Your Mind in Christ
Praise be to God, Who is good and Loving and kind! Who shows compassion on those who are weak and frail. Who has the power to transform my weak and lowly thoughts.
Lord, I confess that I have not always been grateful for Your goodness, or thought about Your Love as much as I should. Sometimes I let anxious and fearful thoughts take over, and I forget that You are in control.
Thank You for Your ability to transform my mind and help me focus on what is good and pleasing to You.
Please renew my mind in Christ, that I may better serve You and follow Your will.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.