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Be Transformed!

22 Jan Be Transformed!

Change is a choice! We can chose to change our behaviors, the way we talk, food we eat, etc. But when the change becomes uncomfortable or difficult we often revert back. Think about how many New Year’s resolutions have failed after a few weeks. But Transformation is not by human hands. It is taking a creation, and in the hands of the Creator, made into something new.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Conforming to the ways of this world is a choice. We can chose to be different, but can we actually achieve that? We conform in so many ways, the way we dress, things we eat, how we talk, what we listen to, how we drive. Being different is extremely difficult. Saul was being what he knew. His culture and upbringing laid the foundation for who he was. God, put on display Romans 12:2 in Saul’s life, and the Creator, transformed him into a new creation and gave him a new identity and name, in Christ. Paul, having a new heart and mind now is set off to live for Christ, to be different from those around him.
Are we different? Have we be transformed by God, or have we chosen to change?
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