Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 6, 2012

Conforming to the World

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:39 am
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Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer 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.

In today’s world when people see something they want the go ahead and get it by any means. Some put it on plastic without thought of how pay for it later. Some just take it from others by force if necessary. We are a world consumed with materialism and self-indulgence. In the 12th chapter of Romans Paul talks about us being transformed. The world would shape us from the outside in, gradually depleting us of life. God would shape us from the inside out though the infilling of His Holy Spirit. Paul calls this transformation. It is not an intellectual process. It is a spiritual process that only God can do. Our part is desiring the transformation process of God and turning aside from the world make us conform to it’s image. How can we tell if we are being transformed? Ask yourself a few questions. Is your life more like Jesus today than it was last year? Are your attitudes, values, convictions and the practical stuff of your life more consistent with the way God revealed in Jesus than they were last month? Are you more cent3ered in prayer than last week? Tomorrow we will see how we can co-operate with God in the transforming process.

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