Ideas, Images and The Holy Spirit: Spiritual Formation and The Renewing of the Mind (Part 3)
March 27, 2011 AM | Don Horban
It's true that wrong desires must be very strenuously denied. But this will not, in itself, replace wrong desires with right. Feelings must be changed at another level entirely. And here’s the key - feelings can only be changed through the renewing of the mind. You reach your feelings indirectly through what you give your mind to. Again, this is why John tells us that the very first sign of loving God is tuning out the world. To starve false affections and feed righteous ones is the first step to changing where you're placing the desires of your heart and with a people after God's heart, that's a step in the right direction.