Greetings Lighthouse Members,
[Romans 12:2] 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. (NIV)
God has good, pleasing, and perfect plans for His children. He wants us to be transformed people with renewed minds, living to honor and obey Him.
Because He wants only what is best for us, and because He gave His Son to make our new lives possible, we should joyfully give ourselves as living sacrifices for His services.
The believer whose heart is on fire for God is a person who truly, deeply, and intimately understands their sinful condition and fully believes that Jesus is the Son of God and died on their behalf to provide a new life with Salvation for them.
These are they who intimately serve God with passion for God’s desires to manifest in their lives and in the lives of others. They often do not hesitate to answer the call of God upon their lives and willingly do for Him no matter what He asks of them.
Believers are called to “not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,” with its behavior and customs that are usually selfish and often corrupting. Believers in Christ should wisely decide that much worldly behavior is off limits for them.
Our refusal to conform to this world’s values, however, must go even deeper than the level of behavior and customs – it must be firmly planted in our minds – “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
It is possible to avoid most worldly customs and still be proud, covetous, selfish, stubborn, and arrogant. Only when the Holy Spirit renews, reeducates, and redirects our minds are we truly transformed.
This does happen with a truly born again experience – when the mind is recalculated and adjusted (transformed and renewed) by the Holy Spirit. A persons eyes should be opened to the reality of the deadness of worldly life and birth an appreciation and eternal desire to worship God for the amazing gift He gave for us – His very own Son, Jesus Christ.
[Romans 8:5] Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (NIV)
Blessings in Christ,
Rev. Brett Connell
Lighthouse Church Inc. Deliverance Team
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