Conformed or Formed
by Randy Chambers, 2015-05-23
Romans 12:2 NIV: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this
world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Perhaps the greatest struggle we have within our spirit is simply learning to notice we
have one. The physical world around us demands our attention and that we respond to it in
a physical manner. We are so conditioned to base our thinking on what we can hear, touch,
taste or smell, that the small, quiet voice of our spirit within is stifledor just
plain ignored. The effect is that we react to life more out of a mind of flesh, than a
spiritual mind controlled by Christ.
What can we do about it? We must be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Through continuing in prayer, Gods Word, and receiving godly counsel, we make
ourselves available to be reshaped by the hand of our Father. In time, we will begin to
respond more often as Jesus would, and not so much as the flesh would.