“The generation that will change the world is the generation that the world can’t change!”
The preceding was a quote I heard from a pastor this week, and it really stood out to me. If we can be a generation that won’t bow down to this culture, and be one that will stand up and stand out, we will be able to change this world. We cannot sacrifice integrity for the things of this world.
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. -Romans 12:2
I hope this thought sticks out to you, and that we may all strive to be unchanged, and uncompromised by this culture.
In God’s love and Grace,
There are many influences about us everyday which try to push us onto a track which can lead away from where we want to go. For me..I want to go where God is.. in eternity. Every decision we make, every choice is important for life is a journey and it is more than just becoming aware of that which is good or evil and avoiding the evil. A personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to stay on track and reading and knowing God’s will through His Holy Scripture will provide us with His truth so we can know our Father and recieve His help. If we believe Him, God gives us the amazing gift of a brand new life and the Holy Spirit..He is with us to help us choose well. More important than just knowing is the doing. If we know something is God’s will shouldnt we do it too? But when we do get sidetracked, there is mercy to learn from our mistakes. God looks at our hearts and gives us grace to learn from our errors(sin) but every time we refuse his voice and choose our own way it gets quieter and harder to hear our Helper. This is my experience and I deeply regret the wasted opportunities I have missed because I allowed myself/chose to do it my way and ignored God’s voice and wisdom. His discipline or correction provided by unfathomable love, grace and mercy which have helped me find my way again, he makes it possible to be forgiven and live guiltfree before him only because Jesus bore the error of sin in my place. If you have ever asked yourself..Why am I here? I believe it is..to learn not to choose the evil and instead choose the good and grow up into what God has desired for each one of us…Jesus who is the way, truth and tthe life. No one comes to the Father except through him.