If you don’t decide what to think and believe, the world will choose for you

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Happy Monday Saints.

Romans 12:2 “DO NOT CONFORM TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND.”

The world around us can be full of anxiety, anger, tension, and uncertainty, but none of these emotions has to shape our own feelings or the way we think.

If our minds can be renewed, then we certainly don’t have to think like the world around us. If our lives can be transformed, then we certainly don’t have to act like it either.

How has Covid-19 impacted your relationship with God? Have recent events drawn you closer to Him, or have they been a source of distraction? Has the uncertainty and anxiety affected your faith in God?

If you don’t decide what you think and believe, the world will choose for you. It wants to shape your thinking so that you CONFORM to its patterns.

Thinking in line with the Bible and living a life through Christ who strengthens us, doesn’t mean that we are removed from the harsh realities surrounding us – it means that we refuse to be shaped by it.

As we mature as Christians, our identity becomes more rooted in Christ and grounded in who the Bible says we are. And the more established we are IN HIM, the more of His peace and His presence we have to offer the world around us.

You have the incredible ability IN CHRIST to live a life beyond the capacity of conforming to the world. A life that has been so TRANSFORMED that it will bring peace where there is strife, love where there is hate, faith where there is uncertainty, and hope where there is anxiety.

Covid-19 doesn’t have to shape us. It can be an opportunity for us to be a calming presence to those who are struggling to cope.

So don’t be conformed to the pattern of this world, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, And then let the changes within you bring peace and hope to those around you.

Have a fantastic week Saints. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff