Again Another Anyway
Makeovers are really a transformation process that many seek periodically thinking that the outside will help the change that is really on the inside. People want to be made over to be in style with the current trends in society. Rarely does one ask for an internal makeover of the heart and mind. Many just want to be fashionable, following the crowd and look like everyone else with nothing that will distinguish you. An internal makeover is a spiritual makeover which requires the hand of God digging deep within. “Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” (Jeremiah 18:2-4 KJV).
Do you want to be what the world would say is different? Are you a willing vessel for God to use in an extraordinary way? The first step in this process is to arise. You must get out of the position that you have been in for long that you have become complacent without expectation. Sometimes you will not only have to get up, but you will have to wake up as well. Considering the stage of world events, there should b e a hunger for more of God and a move of God. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6). It is time to seek Him for a new beginning.
The Potter, our Creator, has been working on me, His creation for quite some time. Continually He has made me again another. Over time, something happens as my flaws are exposed and I become unfit to the degree of His expectation. The clay, for my foundation is from the ground that has been cursed since Adam. So, His process of making me again another, is the removal of those things that I have been exposed to and defiled through the fallen world system that leaves me lacking the ability to operate in the Kingdom system. “But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.” (Matthew 15:13 KJV).
Each time He starts again to make me over to become the new, I must submit and relinquish my will to His will. “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth: shall ye not know it?” (Isaiah 43:19a KJV). There is a requirement of paying diligent attention to what He is doing because there is more to come. The new prepares me to receive that which I may think is new from Him, but it is not new to Him as He has been waiting for me to be in position for the outpouring. “And nobody takes freshly squeezed juice and puts it into old, stiff wineskins. If he did, the fresh wine would make the old skins burst open, and both the wine and the wineskins would be ruined. New demands new—new wine for new wineskins. Anyway, those who’ve never tasted the new wine won’t know what they’re missing; they’ll always say, “The old wine is good enough for me!” (Luke 5:37-39 The Voice).
Some may argue that I became a new creature with the new birth experience. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). It is my spirit that has been made new and united in Christ. The mind, which has only been exposed to the world and not the Kingdom of God, must be renewed.
We must continually submit to the Lord to resist the enemy in our thought life. The mind is a wealthy place that the enemy is after. Your thoughts are powerful because within them is the power to become when mixed with faith and spoken. Learning to think differently is a process that requires meditation of the Word of God. Jesus wore the crown of thorns which pierced His brow shedding blood for you to think differently. Possessing the mind of Christ is to understand the purposes, the thoughts, and the feelings of His heart. “Let the words from the book of the law be always on your lips. Meditate on them day and night so that you may be careful to live by all that is written in it. If you do, as you make your way through this world, you will prosper and always find success.” (Joshua 1:8 The Voice).
The eyes are a very important part of renewing the mind because of our ability to see and imagine. The eye gates have to be guarded and protected. “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22 KJV). So, if we continually form the habit of viewing evil, our thoughts then will become evil and the actions will follow. “I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside from the right path; it shall not grasp hold of me.” (Psalm 101:3 AMP).
What about your ears? We know that faith cometh by hearing the Word of God. Whatever has access a voice and has access to your ears will also have access to your thoughts. The ear gates are also an entry point to your imagination that is why the enemy will whisper lies, deceit, and misconceptions because he is stealing, killing and destroying. The purpose of the enemy is to interrupt the signal from the throne room attempting to delay the plans. The final destination of it all is the wealthy place in your mind.
If you want God to use your mouth, you must daily speak that no corrupt communication will come out of your mouth. “Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace, God’s favor to those who hear it. (Ephesians 4:29 AMP). The tongue, that unruly member, which no man can tame, is full of poison. Only the Holy Spirit can tame the tongue.
At the center, is the heart, the connecting point. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6:45 KJV). The heart is deceitfully wicked increasing through the influences of the world system, with antichrist intentions pulling at the people of God for submission to deprive us of the total package that came with redemption. Jesus paid for it all with His precious blood.
If you want the new, there must be a change because the new wine, the new revelation will not fit into the old bottle. It will burst causing the loss and inability to possess the truth and operate in the will of the Father. He in His infinite wisdom has chosen us before time began to be here in this time for the unfolding of His master plan called destiny. He wants to work through us for the many signs, wonders and miracles which will change the hearts of many to believe.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
(Romans 12:1-2 MSG)