"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2 NLT
The ways of the world often run contrary to the ways of God. We are challenged more and more to conform to standards set by others that are in direct opposition to scriptural teachings.
God's process of transformation in our lives involves changing the way we think. Paul reminds us to "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8 NLT
He also tells us, "Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth." Colossians 3:1, 2 NLT
In order to let God change your thinking you must surrender your will to Him. "For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s." I Corinthians 6:20 NKJV
Bro. Joe Metts