“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.”
(Romans 12:2 NLT)
I haven’t written in a little while because inspiration has been sparse, but I was reminded of something by a a sweet girl named Anna. I was reminded that when you let God transform how you think from the worlds view to his, you’ll learn what he has for you. Now, I know I said that practically verbatim with the actual verse but that’s because the translation is spot on.
The problem with this though, is we assume God will straight up write it on the wall in sharpie or neon highlighter, or even blood like he did back in the day. While God can definitely do that, he probably won’t. He’ll probably whisper it in your ear like a precious secret, which for all intensive purposes, it is a precious secret.
I think it’s kind of a romantic idea. When you whisper you lean in closely, cheek to cheek, all of your attention on the words, muttered under the breath of the other party. Thats intimate. God wants intimacy with us. He desires for us to be close to his heart. He wants a deep-seeded, eternal, romantic entanglement with us. How amazing is that? The creator of the universe wants us to tell him our deepest thoughts, (even though he already knows) he wants us to want him.
Insert Cheap Trick *I want you to want me, I need you to need me…*
Along the process of transformation one crazy thing is, you can’t learn about something or someone you don’t listen to/for. Like I said, God wants us to want him, but it’s kind of hard to want someone you know nothing about… How do you go about changing that? You talk to them, and get to know them!
TALK TO GOD, GET TO KNOW HIM. SPEND TIME WITH HIM!!!
Guess what happens when you start spending a lot of time with some one? You start picking up their mannerisms and habits. That’s why your mom always said “show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.” When you spend time with God, he rubs off on you.
“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV)
Paul said it right there, we should imitate Christ. When we imitate Christ our will becomes aligned with his and his will is the ULTIMATE!! Did you catch what I said there? When we let God transform us he puts his will in our hearts, so his desires become our desires.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”(Psalm 37:4-5 ESV)
Read that. Think about it along with that I just said…. God transforms you, his desires become yours. He only wants what’s best for you because he loves you. How freaking cool is that?
Every good and perfect gift comes from God if you only seek a relationship with him. So cool. I could ramble on about this for days on end but I think it would be more effective for you to let you discover his love and will for you guys lives!!
Go to openbible.com and search for “Gods will” tons more verses will pop up!
I love you all, so much. You’re seriously spectacular. I hope you have an amazing week, I will cause I’m on vacation at the beach!!!!! Yeah buddy!