NFT Verse of the Year 2015
By Shelly Burke, Editor
Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
We are constantly encouraged to conform to this world, by what we see, what we hear, what we read—by everything around us. Sins of the world—what is acceptable and even encouraged in the world—can gradually, without us even realizing it, change our viewpoint until we have conformed to the world, rather than what the Lord commands and expects of us.
How can we be transformed and renew our mind? First we must discern what is the will of God. To do this, go directly to the source—His Word, the Bible. Despite being written several thousand years ago, the Bible provides us with the basic principles to make God-pleasing decisions in any situation. The best way to know His will is to read and study His Word. As you read, study and memorize, the instructions and directions and principles will move from your head…to your heart. You’ll automatically know what is the right thing to do in every situation in your day to day life.
What are some other things you can do to renew your mind?
- Worship. As you gather with others in God’s house, you’ll learn more about Him in the company and with the support of fellow believers.
- Pray. When you communicate with the Lord regularly, you will become more attuned to hearing His voice, knowing what He expects, and you will feel His leading.
- Memorize His Word. Several articles in this issue of the Nebraska Family Times emphasize the importance of doing so.
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