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Renovation of the Heart

The natural condition of life for human beings is one of reciprocal rootedness in others. As firmness of footing is a condition of walking and secure movement, so assurance of others being for us is the condition of stable, healthy living. There are many ways this can be present in individual cases, but it must be there. If it is not, we are but walking wounded, our life more or less a shambles until we die.

Renovation of the Heart
Renovation of the Heart
Bo Stern Brady: Empty and Full, Colossians 2:2, 6-9
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For good or for evil, the body lies right at the center of the spiritual life…one can immediately see all around us that the human body is a primary barrier to conformity to Christ. But this was never God’s intent.

Renovation of the Heart
Renovation of the Heart
Steve Mickel: Transforming the Body, 2 Corinthians 6:12-20
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What we think is very much a matter of what we wish and seek to think, and what we feel is very much a matter of what we wish and seek to feel. In short, the condition of our mind is very much a matter of the direction in which our will is set.

Renovation of the Heart
Renovation of the Heart
Ben Fleming: Transforming the Will, Mark 14:32-42
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As we first turned away from God in our thoughts, so it is in our thoughts that the first movements toward the renovation of the heart occur. Thoughts are the place where we can and must begin to change. There the light of God first begins to move upon us through the word of Christ, and there the divine Spirit begins to direct our will to more and more thoughts tha can provide the basis for choosing to realign ourselves with God and his way.

Renovation of the Heart
Renovation of the Heart
David Dealy: Transforming The Mind, Romans 12:2
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What we think is very much a matter of what we wish and seek to think, and what we feel is very much a matter of what we wish and seek to feel. In short, the condition of our mind is very much a matter of the direction in which our will is set.

Renovation of the Heart
Renovation of the Heart
Bo Stern Brady: What Is Spiritual Transformation?, Matthew 4:17
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