After living in www.adegbolagoodness.wordpress.com (the site is down now, but all the contents have been moved here) for close to four years, I’m glad to announce that we’ve moved to our new site (pun intended).
I’m really excited about the revamping of the blog. For some time I had been considering moving to a self-hosted site but I didn’t know much about the details and I was just dilly-dallying and procrastinating until Aunty Lizzy alias Mrs Yaks alias deraconteur (of www.deraconteur.com ), reached out and offered to do the entire for me free of charge as a gift. The day before she called, I was on the blog, contemplating and finally discarding the idea because I told myself my novel was the priority at the time. I am so grateful to Aunty Lizzy for this huge gift and for always being a blessing.
I’ve been very inconsistent with blogging especially lately, that’s partly due to laziness on my part and partly because I’ve had quite a lot to juggle lately. Hopefully, things will look up from here on. Speaking of revamping things, let’s get a quick one from the word.
Romans 12: 2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
There are words, I believe, that have insights into their meaning embedded within their letters, a closer look is all it takes to observe this. Renewal is one of such words. The word itself suggests making new again and that makes me know that if this verse urges us to have our minds renewed, then there must have been a prerequisite making new. This making new comes at salvation and forms the basis of the renewal of the mind. The other word used in this verse is conformation. I think of conformation as a passive process, especially as it pertains to conforming to the world. It doesn’t require efforts, it’s almost like a spontaneous process. Unlike transformation that comes by the renewing of the mind, conformity to the world requires almost nothing but being in the world.
Let’s use water to typify conformation and transformation. When you pour water from one container to the other, it easily takes the form of the new container; conformation. However, to transform water in its liquid state to vapour, you need energy in form of heat.
What’s the point of all this? To see transformation and progress in your faith walk as a believer, you have to be deliberate. Renewing your mind is key. It won’t just happen per chance. If you leave things to happenstance and the flow, what you’d most likely see is that you’re gradually being conformed to the standards of the world.
So, child of God, be intentional about renewing your mind. You achieve this by studying the word, by filtering the things you let into your heart, by surrounding yourself with like-minded men, by giving yourself to prayer and communion with the father.
I celebrate everyone who has been a part of my blogging journey. We trust God for even better years ahead. Cheers. This is a good place to dance to Moses Bliss’ Bigger Every day, particularly the ‘we have moved’ part.