Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.Romans 12:2
When you chose Christ’s salvation, you chose to allow God to transform you into a new person. This begins with a thought. A thought produces a word, which produces an action, which can produce a lifestyle. Before you knew Christ, the way you thought became your life and what you knew. Sinful thoughts gave way to a sinful lifestyle. However, when you came to know Christ, you became a new creation and that includes your thoughts. This transformation begins at salvation, but continues throughout your life. The closer you become to Christ, the more you he transforms you and you become like Him.
This scripture tells us not to conform to the world. Even after salvation, the world will try to entice you. If you continuously allow God to transform your mind and heart, you will find it easier to turn away the pleasures and desires of the Lord.
A Prayer to Remember
You are the God of my salvation. You have transformed me into a new creation. Help me keep my eyes focused on you everyday. Help turn my eyes away from the world and back to you, my Creator. Amen