Before sin, our minds were created to think the same way Almighty GOD our Creator thinks. Sin corrupted the way we think, so that we no longer think the same way our Creator thinks. Instead, we think according to the way we are trained by the world (system) we live in, and by the lord, the god, of this world as it is.
Upon being born again, our spirit is resurrected from the death of sin by grace through faith in our LORD Jesus Christ. However, we must renew our mind to the state of its original creation. Having been taught the evil ways of the god of this world all our lives (the vast majority of us), sometimes by our parents, by the TV programs we watch, by the schools we attend, and sometimes even by the “churches” we gather with. We are to refuse to be conformed to this world’s way of thinking and doing things. We are to instead be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This is not a suggestion or a request, it is a command given by Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul. We are to be transformed (metamorphosed)[changed to a different form] by the renewing (renovation)[making new again; make new after decay, destruction, or depravation] of our mind (intellect)[intention, purpose, inclination, will, desire; way of thinking or understanding].
Consider the following Holy Scripture that is often used as an excuse for our failings and shortcomings:
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts
Why do you think Almighty GOD’s Ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts? Seriously think about it, please. We were all originally created to be the images and likenesses of Almighty GOD. We were all originally intended to learn and know Almighty GOD’s Ways and think His Thoughts.
Almighty GOD went through the time and effort to work with fallen human beings, corrupted by sin, who were willing to learn to turn aside from their wicked ways and learn and embrace the Ways of their Creator; the Ways of Almighty GOD. Almighty GOD worked with these men and women to cause His Ways to be recorded so that we would have a record of His Ways so that we could study them and embrace them as our own.
Holy Scripture records:
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Our LORD Jesus IS The Way.
Holy Scripture also records:
John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Holy Scripture further records:
1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
We are all given at least the above four ways to learn the Ways of Almighty GOD, and the same four ways to learn to think the thoughts of Almighty GOD. We have the example of LORD Jesus‘ life lived as the perfect example of the Ways of GOD. We have the teachings of the LORD Jesus Christ to teach us the Ways and Thoughts of Almighty GOD. We have the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit of GOD) who searches out the deep things of Almighty GOD and reveals them to those who are willing to learn.
We are left without excuse when it comes to learning and knowing the Ways and Thoughts of Almighty GOD our Abba Father. If we want our minds renewed to the original intent of Almighty GOD, we must renew them with His Holy WORD. The more we speak and hear the WORD Of GOD, the more we will begin to think according to the mind of Christ Jesus our LORD, The WORD Of GOD made flesh. (John 1:1-14)
One of the tools to help renew our minds from the fallen state of sin to the Mind Of Christ is to use Daily Recitations.
NOTE: All Holy Scripture is given in the King James Version, 1769. Bold emphasis is added.
Definitions in parenthesis are from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
Definitions in braces are from the Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.