“Many modern Christians are seriously attempting to blend two opposite lifestyles into one, and like oil and water, they will not mix. We decorate our outer lives with the symbols of life that scream, “I am of this world and I love it!” Alongside this we attempt to weave in a little biblical thoughts here and there, a nice religious plaque on the mantle, a neat jingle on the cell answering service. And actually attend a service that stirs a wonderful, even heavenly feeling. But when a storm comes, often suddenly, the smell of the newest foreign auto somehow fails to comfort us concerning the terror confronting us and we have forgotten, if we ever knew, how to apply the encouraging truth of Christ to the situation. And we crash, our wings void of lifting power to fly onward and upward.”
Everyone has some sort of lifestyle and happiest ones are they who have chosen the transformed lifestyle rather the conformed one. Simply put the transformed lifestyle is the one mentioned by Paul and is outer result of the inner person being transformed to the likeness of Christ. Paul wrote in Romans 12:2:
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Simple, isn’t it.
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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