“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.” (Romans 12:2)
In Roman’s 12:2, we are exhorted to not be conformed to this world. This word means– to fashion alike, to conform to the same pattern.
We are being formed to the new and releasing our old way of thinking. We are being “unstuck” to think outside of our way of thinking.
We don’t want to be conformed to the world. Our desire is to be conformed to Christ. But, we may continue to use our old way of thinking and our old methods of process, expecting a different outcome.
God told us to meditate and keep before us His word and see it before us. We may not go there, because it isn’t a natural place for us to go. Here we are to use our Imagination. Imagination is unlike fantasy or pretend.
Imagination means- the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
When do we use our imagination? In looking at Philippians 4:8-9, we read:
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
I can be totally trusting when imagining things that are true or noble or just…like a child exploring “places” that are without limitations –where all things are possible.
In Matthew 19:26, Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Today, let’s think on the things mentioned using our childlike imagination.
Tuesday, May 27, 7PM: Men and Women’s “Saved Your Seat” Discovery Groups. Come join us as we incorporate truths into our own lives. Men’s Facilitator: Ps Brian – Women’s Facilitator: Ps Becky.
Wednesday, May 28, 6PM: Discovery Group – We will press into a greater exploration of Liberty.
Wednesday, 7PM: Glory Service – Practicing Our Walk of Liberty and Releasing Inheritance.
Thursday, May 29, 10AM: Women’s Bible Study will present “The Book of Ephesians” taught by Carolyn Chang.
Thursday, 7PM: “School of the Evangelists” Larry Bingman is leading this ten week school. This is the year of the Evangelist, come and be equipped. (Click here for more info and registration.)
Sunday, June 1, 9AM: I will share on our Thailand trip and the many things the Lord did there and released to us for now.
Sunday, 10:20AM: Strategic Prayer for the Nations. We have entered into a season of inheritance joining with the Jesus prayer over the nations. Join us in the truly world changing event as we pray over the nations, our nation and ourselves.
Sunday, 11AM: Rod and Julie Anderson, will be visiting us from England and sharing the word.
Monday, June 2, 7PM: All Church Prayer – Our Pastor is back from Thailand! Thanks to all of you for your prayers. Let’s keep the intercession going strong! All are invited to come out for corporate prayer for sealing what the Lord did in Thailand and for the season we are in right now.