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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cafe Chat

(For the next few weeks, I will be republishing some of my previous "Cafe Chats".
Remember to leave your answers in the comment section of this post, or post your answers at your website with a link.)

Romans 12:1-2
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 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.

The verses above are some of my favorite verses, and honestly I think we could answer questions on these verses for weeks. Over the past 5 years I have felt like the Lord has really opened my eyes to the many ways I conform to the world. I am so thankful that the Lord has done this for me because without His light on my “sin” I would probably not have made changes in my life. I still have changes to make and I will do that by “renewing my mind” with God’s Word. God will work through me to make the changes I need to make, I know I can’t do it on my own. So today, I ask you once again to examine your own lives and see what the Lord maybe saying to you.
In what ways have you “conformed to this world” in your own life? Then, share the story of how God worked through you to “renew your mind” in that situation.

Blessings, Kim

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Blogger Grandma Elsie said...

Yes I find the Word daily shows me where I am letting the "world's way" have too much space in "Gods space" in my mind.
God keeps giving me thoughts about how I put off giving him time in reading the word and prayer ..
I am so thankful that he loves me enough to keep after me.. When I obey him I find my thoughts are much happier .
Elsie <><
Hillsville, Va

July 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Heckety said...

Thank you for the timely reminder. I find its easy to see my short-comings and ways I go independant from God, so much so its hard to see I do anything roght for Him. To cling close to Him and His Word is really the best and safest place to be...I could certainly spend more time in reading the Bible and prayer, every day I think I will, and then the day runs me down and another opportunity has passed. For me I think the key word here is 'transform': to change completely (Collins dictionary). Difficult as that concept is to my little human mind, it is a more accessible concept than trying to discover all the 'patterns of this world' which I conform to. The two go hand in hand, of course, but as my daughters say all the time- WWJD? (What would Jesus do?)Yes, just what WOULD He do?

Thank you,

July 17, 2009 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Ramsey said...

Here is my post! Thank you, Kim. Your timing with this was right on!

July 22, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

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