Non Conformer

Matt Richards

Romans 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

You know it's so easy to 'conform to the norm.' To do and be everything the media, your friends, even leaders tell you to think and be. But here Paul encourages us to present ourselves to God. When we do this we find our thinking is transformed into His thinking.

'Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.' msg

Include God in your every day life. In your life that is: even limited and restricted at the moment. Don't be passive and just watch TV. Include God in the ordinary day to day boring stuff.

'Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.' msg

You see I cant trust the culture's way of thinking. I can't even trust my own way of thinking. I choose to fix my eyes on Jesus and let His Word transform even my thoughts. I don't have to let this situation get me down. I don't have to believe the hype. I don't have to obsessed with conspiracy, no matter how true. I don't have to conform to the norm: I can be transformed by Jesus. Be a non conformer. Prayer:

Father today I submit my thoughts to You, my emotions, my behaviour, and my body. Holy Spirit invade every part of my everyday life from the small things to the large. Transform me into being more like Jesus, Amen.

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