“Do not model your behavior on the contemporary world, but let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves the will of God – what is good and acceptable and mature.”
We go through day to day living largely unaware of the magnitude of influence the contemporary world has upon us. A television talk show host coins a phrase and the next day it is echoed by thousands. We join our children in the search for the latest toy, and we discuss with each other the hot spots for vacations. How do we extricate ourselves from the world and prepare ourselves for God’s transformation? The first step is action: deciding to lead lives where God’s influence is actively sought and where going against the grain becomes normal.
LORD, GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE HERD. HELP US TO QUESTION THE INFLUENCES THAT DRIVE OUR DECISIONS. SHOW US YOUR WILL. RENEW OUR MINDS. TRANSFORM US. WE ARE READY. IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN.
-Shared by Charelle Webb