Romans 12:1-2 “beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
2. “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.”
These words we read in Romans certainly are an eye-opener. What does the Lord want from each of us?
It’s simple; God wants a follower who’s not ashamed to pursue a sinless life and follow His teachings. Is it possible to walk without sin?
Some say no, others will speak out a resounding yes. Either way- it’s the daily choices; we practice that define who we are.
The decision we make in front of others is a true testament to where our heart lies.
Do we fit in with the crowd, by speaking foul language, or join the party- by downing malted spirits? Can we face our peers and say “no” to other unclean devices?
That’s the test, isn’t it? Standing- up and showing the world that God is important in our lives and not the trappings that causes us to stoop low enough to let the devil have a good laugh.
The adversary enjoys nothing more than using one of God’s chosen to display a mockery of the salvation Jesus sent for us to hold too. Perhaps, one of the hardest choices we make isn’t to ask God for his forgiveness. It’s the decision to stand confident in the world and show others that Jesus is more important than fitting in with the crowd.
It only takes a second to decide, but it takes a lifetime to wipe the image of a Christian’s bad choice from the minds of people who witness it.
Revelations 3:15-16.15. “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.”
16. “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
God clearly warns his children of the dangers that we face by conforming to the world.
The first test of a true follower of Jesus Christ is to stand strong regardless of the things others place in our paths, strive to be as sin free as possible. No One is perfect, but don’t sabotage your Christian walk, show the world that Jesus is more important than earthly approval.