Sunday, May 5, 2013


a pic from my Bible of Romans 12:2

When I first read Romans 12:2 this was my thought "All things work for the beauty of God in our lives and I am ready for the change ~ today will be a beautiful day of change!"

Romans 12:2 was our Reflection Verse in Week 4 of Stressed-Less Living by Tracie Miles. This one really hit me and I decided to break it down in my view and share this week.

Do Not Conform to the patterns of this world, be be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.  
~ Romans  12:2

Conform/transformed/renewing = Change 
Conform ~ do not commit to the ways of this world
Transformed ~ allow God to do the changes in my life that are needed! Follow Jesus ,live for him.
Renewing ~ Allow his Words to move in me, to refresh my mind with his knowledge!
Gods Will & Perfect Will  ~ His will not mine, allow him control, do not try to take it from him, allow him to move in my life.  (That is a breakdown of my verse mapping of this verse and how each word struck me!)

The Bible Dictionary breaks down the words and list additional bible verse to look at. The Verses I list with each word are the ones that struck me the most and you too should go look up and see what you think!

Conform~ to make similar or the same: to give one thing the characteristics of something else: Romans 8:29 & Ephesians 1:11
Transformed ~ to change in appearance or character: 2 Corinthians 3:18
Renew ~ to restore; to make new spiritually: Psalm 51:10 & 2 Corinthians 4:16

Researching and digging deeper into God's Word gives me the bigger picture and a better understanding of what it is that he is wanting of me. 

Romans 12:2 reminds me that I am not of this world and it's ways, that I am a visitor passing through till I get to the Heavenly place in which I (we) call Home! It also reminds me of Colossians 2:8, which always reminds us not to conform to the ways of the world that try to lead me away from Christ but to stay strong in the renewing of my mind in his word daily!

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on the human tradition and the basic principals of this world rather than Christ. ~Colossians 2:8

Remember we are just passing through!
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