TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
YOU’RE AN EXAMPLE OF CHRIST: REPRESENT (7)1 Timothy 4:12
‘So I bought this t-shirt with Purity written in gold, this silver ring that says Say No To Sex and this amazing worship CD called Pure Anthems which just makes me want to meditate on God’s pure love for me and my new found purity in Him. I’m pretty much totally purified. Pure pure pure. Only problem is, when I left the shop I saw this absolute hottie and wanted to take it all off again...’
We can put on or buy a whole heap of stuff to make us feel pure, but really it’s the knowledge that we are pure only by Jesus’ blood; living in this truth; and setting our mind on all that pleases Him that matters. ‘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’ (Romans 12:2 NIV). Don’t let yourself separate the spiritual challenge from the physical challenge in that verse: this is a whole-life transformation; it’s about every bit of you. It describes the change in you, and should change all of you.
Honestly ask God to show you whether there are world patterns that you’re still fitting in to. Some Bible reading, particularly in the New Testament, might help you pin them down. Ask for His forgiveness, praise Him for His transforming power.