"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." Romans 12:2 NKJV
I enjoy the TV show Extreme Makeover- Home Edition, because they showcase a family typically in great need for a new home due to many stressors in life from health issues to poverty. It is always endearing to watch the expression on a family members face when they see the final reveal of their new home.
Imagine how God feels when He sees our own reveal as our hearts are transformed by His Word. As for me, I would rather be responsible for smiles on His face than tears in His eyes.
Our transformation and non-conformity to the way of this world means that we no longer are so fixed on our culture that we fit in without even realizing. Becoming aware of our life in Christ can only happen when we fix our attention on God and His Word. Our minds become renewed continually and we begin to change the way we think. But try doing this in our own flesh -- it just won't work. We need the power of His Spirit and the Word abiding daily in us so that our hearts begin to take on the characteristics and mindset of Christ Jesus.
Developing new ideas and new attitudes through the extreme makeover of our our heart, will help us to know what is good and pleasing to God Himself.
GBY! Barbara :)
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