Transformed Versus Conformed

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 12:

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

There is an old saying “use it or lose it” and we should apply it to our minds being transformed by THE WORD on a daily basis.  By having daily communion with FATHER, this need to be transformed can be satisfied.  Some feel more comfortable in studying and dissecting HIS Word but I prefer to hear HIM and then focus on the particular Word HE gives me for the day.

The battleground for our way of life is our mind.  The world will attempt to renew our minds with their agenda by continually exposing us to their ways and traditions.  This Is often done through the media.  They would keep us subjected to their motives and control in order to carry out their agenda which is usually associated with fear.  On the other hand, FATHER’S motives are Love-based and the renewing of our minds increases our revelation of Love and how to walk in it.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Let us become preoccupied with FATHER’S Word rather than the world’s topics.  A good report will renew your mind in a positive fashion whereas a bad report will simply invoke fear in your life.  That fear if left unchecked will go on to produce fear-based fruit which ultimately leads to death and destruction.

To be conformed means to behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards set by the world’s systems, customs, and views.  The problem is those standards will change as events occur.  After a terrorist attack we are told to conform to new rules “for the greater good” rather than rely on the Truth.  This is because the world does not know how to deal with disrupters of social order and are unable to establish control.  Ultimately Love is the answer but it is not included in their methods of dealing with enemies.  They want to overpower enemies with force to keep them in line and in doing that they create more enemies.

As we pursue transformation by renewing our minds which in turn will align with FATHER, we will begin to view issues and challenges in a different light.  New solutions will arise and become obvious.  These obvious solutions will escape the consideration of the worldly for they are blinded to FATHER’S Ways.

The benefits of being transformed cannot be overstated for the life to those who find this reality becomes accessible to them.  We already know the fruit of being conformed to the world and it is seriously lacking.  Let us not delay in our focus to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Its benefits far outweigh and alternative.

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