1 Thessalonians 1
September 12, 2014
Galatians 4:7 – Heirs through Christ
September 13, 2014
1 Thessalonians 1
September 12, 2014
Galatians 4:7 – Heirs through Christ
September 13, 2014

Reboot and Renew

Rebook and Renew Your Thinking

Romans 12:2
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…

If you’ve spent any time using the latest technology from a computer or laptop, smart phone or tablet, I’m sure you’ve had times when you had to “reboot”. Your gadget just wasn’t able to process something correctly so you reboot and clear its brain. The same is true in our thinking, and a periodic integrity check is necessary.

Courtney Olson, Youth Pastor at Forward Church, shares that integrity checking is the process of comparing the current state of stored data and/or programs to a previously recorded state in order to detect any changes. Now how does that translate in your spiritual walk you ask?

Just as there are viruses that disrupt computers, so there are viruses that corrupt your spiritual thinking if you allow them to remain. Performing a spiritual integrity check should enable you to detect false belief in your mind and heart. Corrupt data must be replaced. Go back to the original data that you received when you were born again. It doesn’t deal with what you were, but who you are now IN Christ. That’s your identity; that’s rebooting—replacing a false belief/virus with the truth of God’s Word on your salvation, your acceptance because you didn’t do anything for God to love you—He did before the foundation of the world. You didn’t have to do anything to earn His approval or acceptance of you—He accepted you through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross for you. You don’t have to carry the guilt and condemnation of your past because there is now no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus. Jesus took your place and you are justified before God through faith in Jesus.

Don’t let any virus or traditions keep you from who you are IN Christ Jesus. Yes, it may be time to do a spiritual integrity check. If anything pulls you away from the love of God for you, His acceptance of you, and the finished work of Jesus on the Cross, then it’s time to reboot and RENEW your mind to this truth. Then walk and live from this revelation.