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
Today, let’s drop any concern for how the world might expect us to act, speak, think, or behave. Let’s leave out those old ways of pandering to each other to gain acceptance, or honor, or envy, or jealousy, or attention from our fellow men and women — and let’s fall headlong into a radical love for the one who loved us first. Let’s resist those temptations, and feelings, and opinions that we once held such a high regard for, and let’s walk in this new way by the power of Christ who lives in us!
You say, “But I have no power, how can I walk in victory?” And I say, “Come and drink from the well, the fountain is still overflowing, the river still runs with water that was bitter but is now oh so sweet. Have you taken up your tree to follow Christ and share in the sweet sufferings and persecution of a life walking against the natural flow of this carnal world? Have you seen how it turns what would seem foolish and burdensome into a pleasure and a you? Have you seen sadness, distress, anxiety, bitterness, depression, sickness, rebellion and all kinds of vain pursuits overcome by the Blood of the Lamb? By the touch of the Savior? By the spoken promises of the Word of God received and believed?”
I proclaim this day, “Come, call upon the name of the Lord and be saved! TODAY is the day of salvation! Thus says the Lord God, the one true God, the only way, the only truth, the only life, and the only hope for a lost world in need of Him, the only prize worth winning, the only gift worth receiving, the only one width of receiving all praise and glory and honor, forever and ever. Amen.”
I PROCLAIM THIS DAY, “Come and know your purpose and calling set ahead of you before the foundation of the heavens and the earth — to bring glory and honor to God. Step out of that dying man who needs to go under the cleansing flood and walk in spirit and truth! Rise up, army of Christ, for the Kingdom of God is close at hand, His face is close and His breath is upon you. Will you be consumed or refined by the presence and glory of our God?”