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Dr. Jim Garlow has traveled the world imparting to global leaders the powerful truth that God’s Word provides instructions for every area of life, including government.

In a recent interview with My Faith Votes, Dr. Jim Garlow, Founder and CEO of Well Versed, provided some great takeaways for us to bring biblical change to our spheres of influence.

1. Is America headed in the right direction?

“According to a Barna study from 2013, 90% of pastors acknowledge that the Bible speaks to the cultural, political, and social issues of the day. But ask those same pastors if they have or would speak on those issues, 90% said no. Therein lies the problem.

“It’s really up to the church if the nation heads in the right direction. The problem is not the progressives and the liberals, it’s not the baby killers and it’s not the LGBTQ, the real problem is the pastors of America and the churches of America — will they rise to the occasion? So, I’m answering your question with an ‘if.’ That’s what will determine whether or not this nation can be saved or not.”

2. When you look at the culture and assess where things are headed, what concerns you the most?

“The absence of the understanding of the word of God and the lack of capacity to apply it. 92% of the people in the pew do not have a biblical worldview. What worldview do they have then? They have a secular worldview. If you go to millennials, you are down to only 4% having a biblical worldview.

“Those are really jolting numbers. Everyone is responsible to study the word and become a careful steward of the word, but where is the primary source of the word? It should be from the pulpit, from the church.”

3. We’ve come out of a hyper election season with a record number of dollars spent and record turnout. How can Christians continue to take bold steps to change culture?

“Number one, care. Care about the nation. Care about what’s happening in the community. We operate under this myth that the way things are are the way things are going to stay. That is not true.

“Cultures come and cultures go. Nations come and nations go. All the great nations that once existed never thought they would be done, but they ended, every one of them. America is not going to last forever. And we can bring it to a painstaking close by simply defaulting and not showing up for the game.

“For example, the reason we know the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? They were bold!

“The reason we know the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer? He was bold! Everybody likes to preach about him, it’s time to start acting like him. April 9, 1945, Bonhoeffer was stripped of his clothes in the German cold air and hung by a piano wire — killed. Why do we remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Was it because he had the largest church? Was the most popular guy? No. Wrote a bestseller? No. Had a big radio and TV ministry? No. We remember him because he stood for truth.

“Who can name all the other pastors in Berlin at that time who wimped out? We can’t name one.

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“It might be asked further: How shall we ever help a Christian brother and set him straight in his difficulty and doubt, if not with God’s own Word? All our own words quickly fail. But he who like a good “householder…bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old” (Matt. 13.52), he who can speak out of the abundance of God’s Word, the wealth of directions, admonitions, and consolations of the Scriptures will be through God’s Word to drive out demons and help his brother. There we leave it. “Because from childhood thou hast known the holy scriptures, they are able to instruct you unto salvation” (II Tim. 3.15, Luther’s tr.). 

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“It is not in our life that God’s help and presence must still be proved, but rather God’s presence and help have been demonstrated for us in the life of Jesus Christ. It is far more important for us to know what God did to Israel, to His Son Jesus Christ, than to seek what God intends for us today. The fact that Jesus died is more important that the fact that I shall die, and the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead is the sole ground of my hope that I, too shall be raised on the Last Day.”

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“One act of obedience is worth a hundred sermons.”

~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“If we are to pray aright, perhaps it is quite necessary that we pray contrary to our own heart. Not what we want to pray is important, but what God wants us to pray. The richness of the Word of God ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart.”

“The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become.”

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously doing God’s will.”

~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Gary Rohrmayer

In ministry leadership, there is not a week that goes by without having some type of difficult conversation.

Difficult Conversation

Some days you just get mentally weary and emotionally drained.

You say to yourself, “Here we go again!”  So you compose yourself, gather your thoughts and try your best to speak the truth in love.

Honestly, some days I am not in the right mindset.  I am physically exhausted, emotionally frazzled, mentally cluttered, and spiritually unfocused.

I was sitting in my office the other day having one of those moments.

You know, making a list of the 15 other jobs I could be doing besides this one.  Feeling sorry for myself, dreaming of other opportunities instead of focusing on the responsibilities right in front of me.

When we are in those moments, we reveal our desperate need for a renewed mind.

God says when our minds are renewed, “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

A renewed mind changes our perspective.

A renewed mind is the ability to see God, the world around you, your circumstances, and yourself from God’s viewpoint.

When we put in the work to renew our minds, we experience the reward of God’s perspective.

Here are eight rewards of a renewed mind.

Eight Rewards of a Renewed Mind

1. A Renewed Mind Sees God and His Will as Holy (Romans 12:2)

When my mind is renewed, I see God as He is, not how I wish He could be.  I see the perfection of His plan and accept the reality of it.

2. A Renewed Mind Sees People as Possibilities (I Samuel 16:7)

A renewed mind sees people from God’s perspective. It does not judge their potential from the standards of our culture but by God’s standards.

3. A Renewed Mind Sees Enemies as Victims (Matthew 5:44)

It is only through a spiritual mind that we can see our worst enemies through the lens of compassion.

4. A Renewed Mind Sees Problems as Opportunities (James 1:2-4)

When my mind is renewed, I can find joy in the midst of the trials and temptations because they produce something inside of me that could not be produced without them – maturity.

5. A Renewed Mind Sees Pain as Stretching Points (Romans 5:3-5)

A spiritually renewed mind sees the pain we experience from a different vantage point.  It reminds us that this physical world is not our home and our hope is not in the comfort we experience but in the God who saved us.

6. A Renewed Mind Sees Failure as Life Lessons (Psalm 51:13)

It was through a renewed mind that King David saw his personal failures as forgiven and learned life lessons to teach others who desired to follow God.

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“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

~ 1 Peter 1.8-9

 You make known to me the path of life;
  in your presence there is fullness of joy;
  at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
~ Psalm 16:11 (ESV)

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