Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Are We OF This World or OUT OF This World?

I just read this version of Romans 12, from The Message Bible, written wonderfully in a post by one of my faves. It really makes it come alive! It's also very challenging.

Romans 12:1-2
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to it's level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

I just read a post from my friend's new blog, also, how she is struggling with what GOD wants for her life. I have been praying lately that God do whatever He needs to do in my life, to show Himself. Get rid of me, show only Himself. I just wanted to share this version of this passage. We do tend to fit in a little too much sometimes. We need to stick out for GOD!