"As a man thinks in his heart so is he." Prov. 23:7. Therefore it is imperative to receive good instruction in the Word so that we may have our hearts transformed to think like God thinks. The Bible tells us, "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed!" It then tells us how; "by the renewing of our minds." Rom 12:2. Our job is to get the Word in us, and then the Word will do the work. But this happens only when we understand it correctly! That is why the Lord gave us gifted and anointed teachers in the body of Christ; To effectively sow His Word into us. Though the world throws it’s problems at us, the Word of God teaches us how to face each and every situation of life and to do so victoriously and with Joy. The Lord did not say that we just have to put up with the problems in the world. He said that "We are to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" Rom. 8:37 As we hear the Word through anointed teaching, it comes alive inside of us and begins the transformation process. Hallelujah! Good teaching brings life! Good teaching will set you free! Come sit under the teaching at Agathos, and you can be assured to see more victory and more joy in every aspect of your life!
We are transformed when we change our thinking according to the Word of God. Hearing, seeing, and studying a scriptural truth in a repetitious way exponentially increases our absorption of that truth. Trials will actually come because of the Word that we have received (Mark 4), so we must know for a fact "that's what the Word says!" That assurance comes by revelation and the revelation comes through meditation - reading and studying the Word about a particular truth. As we study the Word on a particular topic, we begin to incorporate more of the facets of that truth into our mindset. (See attached image "The Mindset of Humility" below for some of the facets of the truth of humility). Comparison is a major stumbling block that comes with pride. God, however, is the great equalizer - more gifts come with more responsibility. In our thinking we tend to compare people with us based on the gifts they have, but God looks at how we use the gifts we have.