January 20, 2011
Today’s Text: Read Romans 12:2-3
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:2-3
Activation- Our presentation, separation, and transformation prepare us to do the “will of God.” It allows us to know what good works that God has for us. As we know and do God’s will in our lives we tell God, “I will accomplish Your will in my life in devotion to you.”
Realization- Romans 12:3 instructs us to not think of ourselves inaccurately (too highly of ourselves). As God begins to transform our thinking through the renewing of our mind, we begin to realize who we really are in relationship to him. We begin to see ourselves accurately We say to God, “Outside of you God I am nothing. But in you I am a new creature.” When we are being arrogant, selfish, or self-destructive, we aren’t thinking of ourselves accurately. We need to allow God’s Word to be the ultimate and final influencer of our self-image.
As we end this week, are you ready to give yourself to God? Is He your first priority? Are you ready to put Him first in every area of your life? If so, take some time to talk to Him about it. Why not? What do you have to lose? He loves you more than you know and wants only what will be your best and bring Him glory.