Renew Your Mind: Don’t be fooled by human wisdom.

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Today, as we embark on this transformative journey, remember to intentionally renew your mind and guard against the pitfalls of human thinking and worldly ideas. Recognizing the timeless truth of God’s Word, we align ourselves with the wisdom shared by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:19 (NIV), declaring, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” As fathers, taking captive every thought becomes paramount, aligning them with the will of Jesus.

Transitioning into action, let’s actively choose to be the dads who renew our minds. By immersing ourselves in the richness of God’s Word, we ensure that our thoughts are firmly rooted in His eternal wisdom. This intentional renewal empowers us as we walk out today according to His planned and purposed path.

Renew your mind so you don’t conform to the world

In Romans 12:2 (NIV), the apostle Paul passionately urges us: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This transformation, vital for fathers, extends beyond a mere intellectual exercise. It demands a deliberate surrender to the teachings of Christ. Our minds, akin to fertile soil, bear fruit based on what we plant. Immersing ourselves in scripture, we cultivate a mindset aligned with God’s truth, empowering us to approach fatherhood, work, and relationships with a perspective transcending human logic.

This renewal enables us to intentionally choose thoughts that honor God in our role as dads, recognizing it as a divine calling. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) guides us: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” As we renew our minds, we embrace the wisdom found in Him, shaping our decisions and actions in alignment with His eternal truths.

Renew your mind daily just as you clean yourself daily

In conclusion, fathers, let us be vigilant in renewing our minds daily, ensuring that our thoughts are rooted in God’s unchanging Word. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) encourages us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” As we embark on this journey of renewing our minds, may we find strength and guidance in the promises of God, allowing His wisdom to shape our decisions and actions. By doing so, we not only become better fathers but also bear witness to the transformative power of God’s Word in our lives.

This year I am using the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas and applying it towards being dads. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit:


Verse: Romans 12:2 (NIV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Firstly, let’s be the dads who in the midst of everything going on take every thought captive and make them submit to God! Moreover, let’s be the dads who resist the patterns of this world and choose to be transformed by the renewing of our minds! Therefore, let’s be the dads who are able to test and approve what God’s will is for ourselves, our marriages, our families, and our lives which align to His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Today’s Devotional kicks off with point us to the importance of our mind health and how we think. It speaks to how we need to adjust our mental diet if we want to change what we are thinking. It points us to some great scriptural references on the subject.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalms 37:3 (NIV)

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.

Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

John 10:9 (NIV)

Renew your mind because it direct your destiny

I remembered hearing a quote and so went searching and found this one:

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”


Renew your mind by controlling your spiritual diet

Today’s Devotional raises the question of if someone say a “spiritual dietitian” were to do an analysis of “what goes into your mind each day, what would the report say?” It digs deeper to ask questions like “What proportion of your mental food is godly and scriptural?” Today’s Devotional raises the reality that it is “very hard to control our thoughts, it’s not so hard to control what we’re allowing into our minds.”

Similar to the quote above from Frank Outlaw directs us to improve our mental diet because it “enriches our thinking, elevates our attitudes, and renews our spirit.”

Today’s Devotional challenges us to “cut out the junk and fill our minds with whatever if true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report” as is found in Philippians 4:8. In so doing, we can put it into practice and live up to the calling of God by the renewing of your mind.

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.


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