Thursday, February 1, 2018

Be Transformed

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. 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. Romans 12:1-2

The largest room in the world is the room for improvement. The process by which God makes a man into the image of His Son is called transformation. While it is possible for a man to change his mind and behavior through education and law enforcement, a man’s nature can only be changed by God.  The Christian should spend less time trying to BEHAVE and more time seeking to BE HIS.  While many a man spends a great deal of time and energy on these areas of physical change, a man is actually changed only by transformation.
For the person who wants to BE not just ACT different, God gives direction for change.  We should not be so concerned about what we do as what it is within us that causes us to do it.  God is desirous of altering the cause and thus the effect of sin in our lives.
Transformation requires responding to Gods mercies
Our transformation is God’s work. He calls us to Himself by His love and grace. He places us with others who are committed and molds us by affiliation with believers.  Together we hear and understand the acts of God then personally respond to those acts by opening our hearts and minds to His desire for our lives. Christianity is a personal faith response to a personal God lived out in fellowship with His church.  Open your heart to Him and let Him work in your life today to transform you into His perfect plan for your life.

Scripture to Claim:
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.  Psalms 51:16-17

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