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A Daily Devotion for Monday, April 18


Romans 12:2


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.

Balance is finding that spot- between living with our brothers and sisters in this world, and keeping our eyes and heart always turned to God. God wants us “present” in this life. He created us as beings who enjoy comfort and plenty. But we were also created with hearts and minds and free-will, allowing us to make choices about our allegiances.


Holy Father, help me to find balance while I live in this world. I know I can give more, and worry less. I am thankful for what you have shown me, and am sorry for what I am missing. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Apr 18, 2022

Romans 12:2

This verse is invaluable to me in the battle of my mind. This scripture challenges me to present everything about myself to God, for his use, my mind, mouth, emotions, ears, eyes, hands and feet. This requires constant change because the world we live in is constantly changing. Because I want to follow God my mind needs to be transformed . I need discipline daily to think in agreement with God's word, and not that of the world. . Because my mind is being transformed by the Holy Spirit I act differently , and by God's Grace I will continue to change. I pray for continued transformation each day as I wait for the new eternity God …

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David
David
Apr 18, 2022

Romans 12: 2 Do not conform 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.


The only way to escape the “pattern of this world”, is in my mind. The more I fill my mind with Jesus’ teachings the more I can ignore the worldly distractions. Certainly, much harder to do than to say.


Dear Lord, as with most of your teachings I want to follow them but struggle with the commitment to carry them out. With your help I will keep trying. Amen.

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Tom
Tom
Apr 18, 2022

Romans 12:2

The subtle pressure to conform to the pattern of this world is constant. As long as I go along to get along I move farther and farther away from a renewing of my mind in the things of Christ. As the distance grows, the imbalance begins to feel normal. I know this is true because I have lived it. That is why I take the time to be in the Word and prayer daily. I cannot maintain this delicate balance on my own.

Prayer - Transforming God, I need Your help and guidance to stay on the path of renewal of my mind daily. The evil one lurks in so many places. Focus my thoughts to keep…


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Barbara
Barbara
Apr 18, 2022

Romans 12: 2 Do not conform 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.


To achieve balance in this life with Christ I need to change my mind. I need to fill it with the truth of the Bible and confess and repent for my sins. When my mind is transformed to the teachings of Jesus, then I will become a different and more Christlike person. It is the changing of my thought process that will help me become a more Christlike person.


Dearest Lord, give me the grace, through the Holy Spirit, to balance…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Apr 18, 2022

Romans 12:2 As I read these daily verses, they really do make me think and rethink how I am living. I hope God agrees that I have found a balance between my love and work for him, and living in a culture which cares more about personal pleasures. I hope he sees that, as Becky says each day, I am transforming. Prayer: gracious God, help me keep my eyes on you and your will for me. Amen

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