Romans 12:1-2…Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
If we want to experience God then we need a renewed mind. We must realize that when man sinned against God that his/her mind and intellect also became fallen. Humanity can now conceive of what it means to do evil.
A part of the process of renewing our mind is becoming familiar with the character and nature of God. It is fortunate for us that God has given us the bible so that we can learn his heart. We can learn what it means to love and be loved. We can learn what it means to sacrifice and to serve. We can learn what it means to give and not be selfish.
If we want to experience God then we need to pick up the bible and become very familiar with its contents. So… in 2014, why not put a little more effort into renewing your mind by filling it with his truth.