Moving Forward on Faith

January 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the Day:

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
~ Romans 12:2

Be transformed.  By the renewing of your mind.  Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?  People pay big bucks to therapists for transformation and renewing of the mind.  But real transformation, real renewal, comes from God.

Not conforming to the pattern of this world does not mean that believers cannot live in the world, cannot enjoy the world.  God created the world for us to enjoy.  It’s the destructive patterns of the world that God frees us from.  The cycles of fear and hatred.  The greed and envy.  Believers are transformed away from these destructive forces, and towards a new life of peace, love, and joy.  In this new life, we get to experience God’s will for us, his good and perfect will.  It is this new form of ourselves that gets to move forward on faith.

Once we are renewed, once we are transformed, we are invited to move forward, stepping out of ourselves and our human limitations and into God’s will.  Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Have you ever seen a mustard seed?  Ever held one in the palm of your hand?  Tiny, isn’t it?  The Bible tells us that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can say to a mountain, “Get out of my way,” and it will move.  The Bible tells us that with faith as tiny as a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for us.  Because we have been transformed.  Because we are no longer conformed to the patterns of this world.  Because the truth has set us free.  Free to move forward toward the awesome individuals God planned us to be, for the good purposes of His will.

Prayer Suggestion: “Dear Lord, Please give me the courage to be transformed, to walk away from the patterns of this world and to walk towards Your love and Your will.  Help me to move forward on faith.”

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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