Conformed or transformed?
Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may prove what the will of God is,
that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
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.
Sooner or later we all have to make a decision:
▪︎ Will I be a nonconformist?
▪︎ Will I refuse to be squeezed into the mold of the world? (J.B. Phillips terminology)
▪︎ Will I be part of a Christian counter-culture? (John R.W. Stott terminology)
▪︎ Will I be God’s own person, an alien and an exile in the world, put here to have a redemptive influence? (The apostle Peter’s terminology)
Jesus simply calls us His disciples.
Bottom line: until we are really ready to cross the line and live totally for the Lord, we’re not going to be able to fully recognize God’s will for us.
▪︎ There are no arm-chair quarterback Christians.
▪︎ There are no sideline disciples.
▪︎ There are no back-seat driver Christians.
We either choose the Lordship of Jesus, or else we reject it.
So what’s your decision?
▪︎Ask God to enable you to really live for Him, and with Him, forever.
▪︎Ask God to forgive you for the times that you have hedged on your commitment to Him and flirted with the darkness.
▪︎Ask God to transform you to become like the Christ.
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