Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Romans 12:2

Romans 12:2 (Today's New International Version)
2 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

What does it mean to not conform to the world?
Some people think it means to just not do everything the world does or just live for Christ.

The meaning of the the word conform is this:

con·form   /kənˈfɔrm/ Show Spelled[kuhn-fawrm] Show IPA
–verb (used without object)
1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually fol. by to ): to conform to rules.
2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company.
3. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.
4. to be in harmony or accord.
5. to comply with the usages of an established church, esp. the Church of England.

That sure makes this Bible verse a lot bigger!! Most of the Christians here on earth have "conformed" to this world one way or another.
We have such a short time on this earth to make a difference! There is no time to be conformed!
We have to get out of our comfort zone and be different!
Christians are constantly in the middle, we have to choose a side with all our heart. God doesn't want lukewarm. Lately, I've been too lukewarm and I realize how wrong I was!

Revelation 3:16 (New International Version)
16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Throw out those things in your life that make you lukewarm and the same as everyone else! Be transformed!

Your sister in Christ,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you for this post, I LOVED and TOTALLY agreed! I loove these verses, and it's SO important for us to actually do what they say! I see SOO many Christians "in the middle" like you said, and that's just not how we should live, 'cuz that was not how Jesus lived His life. amem for that! God bless!

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