Message # 688
Spring Cleaning: Easter, Renew Your Mind
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good
and acceptable and perfect will of God.
One of the best benefits of spring cleaning is finding lost or forgotten treasures—keepsakes, tools, pictures, books,
CDs, mementos, and more that you haven’t seen in years. When that happens, the memories come flooding back. Your memory
is renewed; you recapture a long-lost pleasure or benefit.
For the Christian, the renewing of memories comes not from finding lost objects but from rediscovering lost truths. Perhaps
you read a passage of Scripture that had a certain relevance to you in the past. Maybe you read a passage in your journal
or diary and recall how God blessed you or saw you through a very difficult trial. Maybe the truth of worship is renewed by
finding a favorite CD of praise music that takes you back to a time when more of your heart belonged to God than it does today.
The best place to start renewing your mind is in the Word (truth) of God. Use this spring season of renewal and cleansing
as a time to open your mind afresh to God.
The difference between worldliness and godliness is a renewed mind.
Erwin W. Lutzer