Note: We apologize for the delay in getting you the daily devotions for this week. This is devotion 1 of 3 you will receive today. After this we will be back on schedule.
Week 1. Monday: Don’t Conform to the Norm
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: 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.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage Paul tell us not conform (mold yourself) to the what everyone around is doing. There is a pattern to the world we live in and as followers of Christ we should not follow that pattern. We are called to be different. The only way to do that is by being transformed (completely changed) by renewing (renovate) our minds with God’s Word. Renewing your mind leads to knowing God’s will.
Takeaway: Conforming to what’s normal leads to normal results.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What patterns of this world do you tend to conform to?
What consequences have your experienced from conforming to what’s normal?
What are you currently doing to renew your mind?
In what ways do you need to improve at renewing your mind?
PRAY: Ask God to help you identify areas of your life that need to change.