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Being Transformed

Being Transformed

Dear Faith Family, 

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect, (Romans 12:1-2). 

“Runtime Error”, “Something went wrong”, “Windows Update Error 0x80070057”, “Error File Not Found”, “Access Denied.  You do not have permissions to open this file”.  Do those look familiar?  My computer was awaiting my arrival this morning with a delightful error message. 

What if our minds came complete with error messages?  What would those messages look like?  “Runtime Error:  You need rest.”  “Something went wrong.”  “Access Denied: You do not have permissions to go there.”  “Reboot Required.” 

Wouldn’t that be helpful?  Annoying maybe?  But helpful, right?  Wouldn’t it be nice to know when our batteries were running low?  When our thinking was out of line with the mind of God, wouldn’t it be helpful for a little window to open and warn us?  And what if BEFORE we made an unwise decision, a window interrupted our process? 

Seems to me that God has given us His message.  His Word is the tool that corrects our thinking.  As such, shouldn’t we help each other renew our minds with the Word of God?  And so, Paul said, Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God, (Colossians 3:16). 

Afterall, we do what we think.  The body can only be a living sacrifice as the mind is being transformed by the Word of God.  So, who will be a helpful error message in your life today?  Who has God strategically placed in your path to renew your mind with the Word of God? 

Ok.  One more question?  To whom will you speak the Word of God today?  You may be someone else’s error message to keep them from an unwise, hurtful decision.  You may get to be someone’s helpful reminder of what God actually thinks about them as His daughter or son. 

Being transformed, 
Pastor Karl