- Romans 12:2 (NIV)
The word for “transformed” in the verse above is “metamorfow” (“meta-morf-aho”)which means to change into another form. Paul uses this word as a passive verb and as a command. Thus, Christians are commanded here to allow their minds to be changed.
What is the change of which Paul writes? The change is of the mind from being set on sinful things to being set upon the things of God. This change of mind is called repentance.
But Christians do not make the change of mind. They are to allow their mind to be changed. What changes the Christian mind? God changes the Christian mind. This change does not happen instantly at conversion. The mind incrementally gets transformed in this life. This comes as a process which is a work of God and a responsibility of the submission for the Christian.
The process of renewing the mind never ends while on this earth. It is an ongoing working of God upon the mind of the saved person. As the mind gets renewed, the proper response of the Christian is to confess anything which does not conform to God’s ways.
This confession comes as one understands God’s will and submits to it. Confession is a process by which God reveals His will to His children and His children agree with Him. It includes a changing of the mind to come into agreement with God. Therefore, confession is a constant companion to the Christian while on this earth.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- I John 1:9 (NASB)
- Pastor Randy
 This is why believers must constantly be in the word of God; listening and submitting to God’s word.