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Pastor’s Newsletter Article

This is the latest of the articles Pastor Richert writes for the monthly church newsletter.

Time to Renew

At certain times of the year, we might receive a notice that it is time to renew a commitment we have made in the past. It could be a subscription to some type of service or a membership in a particular club. The renewal notice gives us the opportunity to cancel or continue the commitment we made.

In our spiritual lives, we also are given a notice that it is time to renew our commitment to godly living. This notice, however, is not an annual or monthly notice, but a daily notice. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Every day we are faced with the choice to live worldly lives or godly lives.

Our natural inclination is to believe, think and act like the world. That results in spiritual frustration, discouragement and defeat. We wonder why we don’t experience real joy and peace in our lives. We must choose to believe, think and act like Christ. That requires us to renew our minds by filling them with God’s Word so we can base our choices on what God says. As we do that, the Holy Spirit will help us to live godly lives and fill us with all the fruit of the Spirit.

As we begin this New Year let’s daily renew our commitment to God.

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