Two Forces

Do not conform any longer 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.”- Romans 12:2
There are two forces at work in the world: one that seeks to make you like everyone else and the other that is ready for you to be like Christ. One pursues you while the other you pursue. The pattern of this world is the one that we see every day through television and magazines. It changes with the culture and the trends. The pattern of Christ is consistent and does not follow trends or fashions. To become like Christ you and I have to renew our mind. We must reprogram ourselves to know what Christ is like rather that conform to what the world places in front of us.
Notice that you and I cannot begin to understand anything about the will of God until this change or programming takes place. His will is good, pleasing and perfect. You were made in the image of God. Your best life is now and can be had by making the best choice-to choose God's patterns. It will take a bit of work to mine the gold that is found in scripture. But it will be well worth it!

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