Saturday, October 13, 2012
Live Light in 25 Words- Day 13. " Are you of any earthly good ? "
" Don't copy the behaviour and the customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know Gods will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2 Q. In what ways, today, can we seek to not conform, to the pattern of this world, but rather let God transform you? There is a very fine line here that an awful lot of Christians step over. There is an old saying " too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good". Some people become so focused on not conforming that they become so far removed and are no longer able to relate or communicate with non Christians. I really do not believe that this is what God intended. He wants us to choose His ways, which lead to a rich and fulfilling life but He also wants us to be able to share this with others. Jesus didn't hang out with the " Good " guys all the time. He socialised with the people of his society, He wasn't all weird, He didn't avoid people. They saw that He was different, they were drawn to Him. He met them where they were at. I want others to see a difference in me , to know that I may have differing beliefs but I can still relate to them. When God begins to transform our thinking the areas in our life that change are ones that do not benefit us. It's often stuff that does not endear us to people anyway. In our endeavour to not conform but to be transformed, let us not become so far out of this world that we have no appeal to those that are of the world. Lxx