Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (ESV)
We can not renew our minds without the Word.
We can not renew our minds without reflecting on the Word.
We will not change without the word and reflection on the Word.
But some would say “I find that my mind and memory don’t work as well as they used to. I can’t remember as easily and I can’t keep track of details as quickly as I once did.”
But just like any other muscle, we can exercise our brains, our minds and memories.
The more we tell a story, the easier it is to recall the details.
The more we sing a song, the easier it is to recall the words.
The more we quote a verse, the easier and more naturally we use it.
It may not be easy, but it will be productive.
And even if we can’t memorize every word, the more we rehearse a verse, the more we meditate on the message of a passage the more likely we are to live its truth.
There is no short cut. It takes time. It takes purposefulness. It takes quite or at least less noise.
So mediate on God’s Word–exercise your mind, develop your memory, be transformed.