Renew Your Mind

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

While we were packing and going through stuff preparing for our move to Kentucky, I was constantly reminded that God is still changing the way I think. God kept reminding me that I am still a work in progress. The more I allow Him to change my stinking way of thinking, the more He gives me a better perspective on things. 

Everyone has a point of view and an opinion on things, but the only person whose opinion really matters is our Father in Heaven! Maturity is seeing things from our Father’s point of view. Our values change the more we allow His Word to take root in our lives as we live them out by His grace every day. 

While I was packing and going through old papers I came across this devotion by an unknown author called “Values.” It helped me to refocus on what “Real Values” are: 

Greatest Handicap—Fear 

Best Day—Today

Most Useless Asset—Giving Up

Greatest Stumbling Block—Egotism

Most Desirable Asset—Gratitude

Most Disagreeable Person—Someone In Denial

Best Teacher—Pain and Suffering

What We Need The Most—The Truth 

Best Example—Someone Who Walks His or Her Talk

Greatest Need—Humility 

Meanest Feeling—Selfishness

Best Gift—Forgiveness

Greatest Moment—Death

Greatest Strength—Vulnerability 

Greatest Secret--Prayer

Greatest Guide—The Holy Spirit

Greatest Knowledge—The Word of God

Greatest Love—Jesus’ Sacrifice 

Greatest Joy—Salvation!

Greatest Moment of Clarity—God is the GREAT I AM and I am not!

I look forward to sending these devotions out to you and firing up some live stream teachings in the near future. 

I’ll add one more:

Greatest Accomplishment—Making Friends Like You Along The Way On The Journey Of Doing God’s Will!


Be Blessed and Encouraged 

Bill Rieser 

Encounter Pastor