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New year, new mind

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Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, (Romans 12:2).

Picture this scene. I’m in the kitchen getting a refill on my morning coffee and buttering a piece of toast. Suddenly, a song comes in my mind. “Thumbelina, Thumbelina, Thumbelina dance…Thumbelina sing…”. Not exactly a masculine classic.

When I became aware of this strange tune floating into my consciousness I also calculated that I have not heard that tune for something like fifty years! It was a vivid reminder of the power of this amazing organ that sits inside our skull.

We are told that the every memory we have ever had is still stored somewhere in our brain. We also know that most of our conscious behavior is like the visible part of an iceberg with ninety percent of the factors influencing our conscious mind lying below the surface in our unconscious mind. It was there in the unconscious part of my brain that Thumbelina has been lurking for all these years, just waiting to break into my consciousness.

My response to this little experience was to think about how important it is for my mind to have a steady input of the Bible. I try to spend some time every day reading the Bible. Having practiced this discipline for many years I can tell you that there are stretches where this spiritual practice doesn’t seem to be making a lot of difference in my life. But it is. Feeding my mind God’s word renews it and transforms me from the inside out. Somewhere, every piece of scripture I have ever read is still in my mind. It is still there just as surely as “Thumbelina” was there, just waiting to pop out this morning.

Tomorrow we welcome a new year. Some of us will be making resolutions. Let me challenge you with a life-changing one. Set the goal of spending at least a few minutes every day reading the Bible. It will not just improve your life…it will transform it.

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