Renewing Your Mind


Here is a list that I came up with years ago to promote biblical thinking. I will say that I did see a small list like this that began it’s creation within me. I challenge read this every morning or pick one at a time as a devotion.

Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart, so does he become.

  1. I am a child of God. (Rom. 8:16)
  2. I am redeemed and forgiven of my past. (Eph. 1:7)
  3. I am saved by grace through faith. (Eph. 2:8)
  4. I am cleaned up and set apart, sanctified. (1 Cor. 6:11)
  5. I am shedding the old man of my past and putting on the new. (Eph. 4:22-24)
  6. I am adopted by the Spirit of adoption. (Rom. 8:15)
  7. I am dead in my body but alive in the Spirit. (Rom. 8:10)
  8. I am the temple of God. (1 Cor. 3:16-17)
  9. I am allowing the fruit of the Spirit to grow in me. (Gal. 5:22-23)
  10. I am led by the Spirit of God. (Rom. 8:14)
  11. I am being filled with the Spirit. (Eph. 5:18)
  12. I am delivered from the powers of darkness. (Col. 1:13)
  13. I am kept in safety wherever I go. (Ps. 91:11)
  14. I am sealed with the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing my inheritance. (Eph. 1:13-14)
  15. I am holding firm to my faith that I profess. (Heb. 4:14)
  16. I am denying myself, taking up my cross and following Jesus. (Mat. 16:24)
  17. I am seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Mat. 6:33)
  18. I am glued to Christ by His love and nothing can separate me. (Rom. 8:38-39)
  19. I am denying worldly lusts, living soberly, righteously, godly. (Tit. 2:12)
  20. I am getting all my needs met by Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)
  21. I am casting all my cares on Jesus. (1 Pet. 5:7)
  22. I am satisfied with what I have, not overspending. (Heb. 13:5)
  23. I am fearing the Lord and keeping His commands. (Deu. 6:2)
  24. I am allowing the Holy Spirit to grow His ministry gifts in me. (Rom. 12:6-8)
  25. I am allowing the Holy Spirit to work power gifts through me. (1 Cor. 12:7-10)
  26. I am trusting the Lord with all my heart. (Pro. 3:5-6)
  27. I am hiding God’s word in my heart so I will not sin against Him. (Ps. 119:11)
  28. I am receiving the Kingdom of God as a little child. (Mark 10:15)
  29. I am loving the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Mark 12:30)
  30. I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Eph. 6:10)
  31. I am not tempted by God for God tempts no one. (Jam. 1:13-15)
  32. I am a possessor of the sure mercies of David. (Acts 13:34; 2 Sam. 7:8-15)
  33. I am doing all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)
  34. I am dressed in garments of praise instead of the spirit of depression. (Isa 61:3)
  35. I am rejoicing always and praying without ceasing. (1 Thes. 5:16,17)
  36. I am boldly coming to God’s throne in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)
  37. I am presenting my requests to God only in the attitude of gratitude. (Phil. 4:6)
  38. I am giving thanks in everything. (1 Thes. 5:18)
  39. I am not quenching the Spirit or despising prophecies. (1 Thes. 4:19,20)
  40. I am holding fast to what is good and abstaining from evil. (1 Thes. 5:21-22)
  41. I am an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus. (Rom. 8:17)
  42. I am heir to the blessings of Abraham. (Gal. 3:13,14)
  43. I am seeking God’s will on earth. (Mat. 6:10)
  44. I am a doer of the word and not hearing it only. (Jam. 1:22)
  45. I am blessed coming in and blessed going out. (Deu. 28:6)
  46. I am an heir of eternal life. (1 John 5:11,12)
  47. I am seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:6)
  48. I am blessed with all spiritual blessings (Eph. 1:3)
  49. I am healed by His stripes. (1 Pet. 2:24)
  50. I am healthy and prospering as my soul prospers. (3 John 2)
  51. I am exercising my authority over the enemy. (Luke 10:19)
  52. I am the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. (Deu. 28:13)
  53. I am more than a conqueror through Christ. (Rom. 8:37)
  54. I am asking my Father for wisdom who gives liberally. (Jam. 1:5)
  55. I am establishing God’s Word here on earth. (Mat. 16:19)
  56. I am redeeming the time for the days are evil. (Eph. 5:15-16)
  57. I am an overcomer by His blood and the word of my testimony. (Rev. 12:11)
  58. I am daily overcoming the Devil. (1 John 4:4)
  59. I am putting on the whole armor of God. (Eph. 6:10-18)
  60. I am not moved by what I see. (2 Cor. 4:18)
  61. I am walking by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor. 5:7)
  62. I am where my faith takes me. (Mat. 9:29)
  63. I am asking according to His will. (1 John 5:14)
  64. I am casting down vain imaginations. (2 Cor. 10:4-5)
  65. I am bringing every thought into captivity. (2 Cor. 10:5)
  66. I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind. (Rom. 12:1,2)
  67. I am filling my mind with only good things. (Phil. 4:8)
  68. I am not allowing corrupt communication to come from my mouth. (Eph. 4:29)
  69. I am making God’s Word a daily part of my life. (Josh. 1:8)
  70. I am seeking to know God face to face. (Ex. 33:11)
  71. I am laying aside every weight and sin, running with endurance. (Heb. 12:1)
  72. I am quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. (Jam. 1:19)
  73. I am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation–special. (1 Pet. 2:9)
  74. I am an important part of the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:14-27)
  75. I am yoked with Jesus, working with Him in His Kingdom. (Mat. 11:28-30)
  76. I am caring for the needs of others before I consider my wants. (1 Cor. 12:25,26)
  77. I am meeting with other believers regularly. (Heb. 10:25)
  78. I am loving my neighbor as myself. ( Mark 12:31)
  79. I am keeping my relationships pure to keep my worship pure. (Mat. 5:23-24)
  80. I am speaking blessing only and not cursing, negative or putdowns. (Jam. 3:10)
  81. I am working on the church that is in my house. (Acts 2:46)
  82. I am looking out for the interest of others. (Phil. 2:3,4)
  83. I am allowing God’s leaders to equip me for ministry. (Eph. 4:11)
  84. I am called to be a minister in God’s kingdom. (Eph. 4:12)
  85. I am called with a holy calling. (2 Tim. 1:9)
  86. I am walking worthy of my calling. (Eph. 4:1)
  87. I am building up the body of Christ, encouraging and blessing. (Eph. 4:12)
  88. I am speaking only that which builds up others. (Eph. 4:29)
  89. I am obeying those who have authority over me. (Heb. 13:17)
  90. I am working out my own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil. 2:12)
  91. I am rightly dividing God’s word. (2 Tim. 2:15)
  92. I am an imitator of Jesus. (Eph. 5:1)
  93. I am the salt of the earth and a light of the world. (Mat. 5:13,14)
  94. I am not disobedient to the heavenly vision. (Acts 26:19)
  95. I am a true worshiper, worshiping in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23)
  96. I am waiting upon the Lord which will renew my strength. (Isa. 40:31)
  97. I am allowing the Holy Spirit to intercede for me. (Rom. 8:26)
  98. I am praying and singing in the spirit when possible. (2 Cor. 14:14,15)
  99. I am speaking with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Eph. 5:19)
  100. I am watching and praying for Christ’s return. (Luke 21:36)
  101. I am giving to God according to my heart. (Luke 6:38)
  102. I am receiving more blessings than I can handle because of tithe. (Mal. 3:10)
  103. I am blessing the Lord, His praise shall always be in my mouth. (Ps. 34:1)
  104. I am praising Him in the dance, song and instrument. (Ps. 149:3)
  105. I am praying for the peace of Jerusalem. (Ps. 122:6)
Think on these things

Who Is A Minister?


Equip the Saints

Equip the Saints

Ephesians 4:11-12 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

I went to College and obtained a degree so that I could be a minister. I took several test to climb a ladder of succession in my denomination to have credentials to be a minister. And then I read this scripture from Ephesians and realized that I had the wrong definition.

When I mention the words laity and minister a very clear picture comes to mind. A minister is a minister of music, youth minister, children’s minister, pastor, evangelist, etc. and everyone else is a laity. Right?

Did you know that the word laity means someone who is in the presence of a professional. When I go to the doctor’s office I am a laity. It is not a scriptural word. The Message does use the word in 1 Chronicles when it is referring to the people who are not priest. But Peter says twice that we are all in the priesthood.

So, who are the ministers? Paul says that five offices were given, not one person holding all five offices. Five offices have the distinct responsibility to equip the saints. That is their primary function.

Who are the saints? According to Romans 1:7, 8:28, 15:25, 1 Corinthians 1:2, etc. . . the saints are those who are followers of Jesus Christ. Are you a follower?

The Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers are to equip the saints or followers of Christ for what purpose? For the work of ministry. What do you call someone who does ministry? A minister.

Therefore, in our congregation the saying is heard often, “You are a minister or a minister in training.” There are no laity here!

Feel free to leave your comments or insights.