THE TRANSFORMED MIND

THE TRANSFORMED MIND

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

This first verse reminds that our habits and practices regarding rest, nutrition, hydration, exercise, sexuality and self-care are not separate from faith. They are integral to our spirituality and are aspects of life as God’s people – the whole of the self tuned to the ways of God. The second verse reminds me of Steve Jobs’ Apple advertising campaign from 20+ years back that said simply, “Think Different”, a challenge to IBM’s famous “THINK” slogan.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. The JB Phillips translation puts it this way, “don’t let the world squeeze you into its own mold”.         Pastor Bill

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