And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
We are presented with so many things that seek to capture our attention on a daily basis. We are also presented with things that seek to gain a foothold in our mind to determine the way we think and make decisions. Most of these things come from the world, the world's system, and the world's way of doing things. All of the input from the world that seeks to get our attention, define the way we think, and determine the way we make decisions are based on our five physical senses (what we can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste). God does not want us operating on this level though because it is a lower level. We are created in the image and likeness of God and He wants us operating as He operates. We are called to operate in the spirit realm. After all, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). Similarly, Galatians 5:16 instructs, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." The only way we can Walk in the Spirit or operate in the spirit realm is by hearing God's instructions to us or hearing the voice of God. We hear the voice of God through studying His Word, prayer, daily fellowship with Him, and simply by being still and listening for His still small voice (1 Kings 19:12). We must renew our minds by studying the Word of God so that we can be transformed into the likeness of Christ and experience transformation in our lives (abundance, sound relationships, divine health, etc). As we study His Word, we will be able to hear the Spirit speaking to us and go down the appropriate path that leads to an abundant life because we will be able to "prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God" for us (Romans 12:2). Will you be transformed or conformed today? Choose to be transformed by the Word of God!