It really doesn’t matter who you were or who I was. What matters is who we are now in Christ and how we are being continually transformed by the renewing of our minds (a new and different way of perceiving everything, a change in how we think, and a fresh view of ourselves and others) and our refusal to be conformed to the usual ways and thinking prevalent in our world – and that world’s view of each of us and our futures.

Transformation seems like such a huge word and a process that happens outside. It shows on the outside in our demeanor, words, and actions, but it all really takes place in our thoughts. In our minds. A new perceiver (my made up word for the process/place in our mind). A new point of view. A new way of thinking.

Conforming takes place there first, too. Wherever we go in our thoughts; conformation follows. We are molded and our lives are navigated by our thinking.

Sound familiar???

Romans 12:2 (NLT)
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.

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