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. (Romans 12:2)
God is in the life changing business. He wants to transform each one of us into being more Christ-like in all areas of our life.
The first step occurs when we place our faith and trust in Christ alone to be our personal Lord and Savior. Many other religions require people to reach out to God through works of self-effort, trusting in themselves. As Christians, we trust in the person of Jesus Christ alone to save us and bring us into a right relationship with God our Father. Only the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.
A transformed life occurs only when we allow Christ to live through us. We do not have the power to live a changed life. This new life begins with the renewing of our mind. Second Corinthians 4:16 tells us, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” This happens when we focus on Jesus Christ and God’s Word. It is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Our attitudes change. Our world view changes. We begin to realize we need to think in terms of exchanging the perishable values of this world for the imperishable values of the kingdom in the world to come. Through this process we become more attuned to the perfect will of God.
Today, ask yourself:In what ways do I see evidence of my life being transformed into the likeness of Christ?