Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. Hebrews 3:1
My word this year is conform. In 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. How do we not conform to this world? The verse tells us to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, this renewing of your mind ensures that you are able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will. Do not conform! Do not go with the crowd, do not give into peer pressure.
In Galatians 6:16,”Peace and mercy will come to rest on all those who conform to this principle. …” What is the principle to conform to?
Conform to Christ likeness! Conform to doing what is right! Conform to putting one foot in front of the other and stay on track. Conform to reading God’s word and praying.
When I do not conform to the world, I am ready to be called. Moses was called by God. He was 80 years old and in the desert when God called him through the burning bush. Jonah was called by God to tell Nineveh about God. David was called to be King.
What is God calling you to do?
Is God asking you to be a woman of prayer? Is God asking you to be the best mom you can be? Is God asking you to go on a missionary trip to share your testimony? Is God asking you to befriend an enemy? Is God asking you to help the homeless? Is God asking you to sing a solo?
How are you transformed by the renewing of your mind? Beloved to transform your mind one must be in prayer and in God’s word.
We are called as children of God, as Christ’s friend, as the bride of Christ, and as a minister of reconciliation. What is God calling you to do for Him. In the study Experiencing God, God is at work and He invites us to join Him in the work He is already doing. Two weeks ago, I was in a patient’s room and I joined God by listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and I shared my faith and a woman accepted Christ as her savior.
I am overwhelmed with God love. Listen to the lyrics of this song. Beloved you are beautiful.