How can a person renew his mind after falling away from God?

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Hello H,

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You can renew your mind after falling away from God by following few simple steps:

First, you need to come to the Lord as you are. The Lord promised that He will not cast you out “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37).  And the very fact that you have this desire means that the Holy Spirit is already working on your heart to bring you closer to God.

Second, like the branch that is connected to the tree for life, you need to be connected daily to the Lord through the study of scriptures, prayer and witnessing. Once you cut your connection with God, you will wither and die spiritually. So, the most important thing is to keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in your mind.

The Bible teaches that by beholding Jesus we get changed into His likeness “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD” (2 Corinthians 3:18). So, focus your mind on the Lord not the world.

If you want to live right, you must think right. The development of Christian character requires right thinking. Therefore, Paul outlines a constructive program for mind activity. Instead of thinking about differences with others, or being anxious about daily needs, you should exercise your mind on positive virtues.Keep the avenues of the mind pure “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Third, you need to fellowship with those that love the Lord because fellowship with the believers strengths the soul “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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