“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2) (NKJV)
There is no better time than now to pay attention to the details of what God is saying to His children through the scriptures. In order to fulfill God’s purpose and destiny for our lives, we must do what God wants us to do. It is not enough to be a churchgoer in this dispensation.
The gospel of the Kingdom is transformative. It is a gospel about a King and His Kingdom and we need the spirit of God within us to be able to know and understand the will of God which He has made known to us by His word.
We are saved by God through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit and not by our own works of righteousness (Titus 3:5). Salvation begins by a spiritual operation, an exchange of our stony heart for a heart of flesh and a new spirit within us (Ezek. 11:19). The transformation process thereafter commences with the renewing of our mind (Rom. 12:2), when we begin to study and meditate on the word of God daily.
It is the spirit that gives life (John 6:63 & Rom. 8:10). We must ensure that our inner man is renewed daily (2 Cor. 4:16), and this is manifested in the choices we make and decision we take in our daily life.
Our value is the blood of Jesus Christ. Our focus as a child of God is to be found in Christ (Phil.3:9). While we are here in this world, our will is to please God, being assured by His word that it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32).
A transformed believer is a leader. He is the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13) and the light of the world (Matt. 5:14). He is different, he is a pacesetter for righteousness and because he is a citizen of the Kingdom of God, he speaks out boldly against evil.
Serving God is a choice we make (Josh. 24:15) and this is made more manifest when we are conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:29) through our deeds. We must not imitate the world because God is interested in having our lives transformed and not refurbished.