Devotion for the Eleventh Day of Christmas

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

~ Romans 12:1-2

It’s so easy for us to be conformed to this world. It’s happened to so many Christians on a grand scale, and it happens to all of us to some degree. How many Christians do you know that are divorced or believe in “a woman’s right to choose” (a euphemism for killing a baby) or accept homosexual “marriage” or live with their sexual partners before marriage or think it’s okay to take office supplies home from work and take long breaks and lunch periods while on the clock? Or all of the above? All of us sin and fall short of the glory of God, but is we love the Lord and claim to be His disciples, we will study His Word and pray for His guidance. We will aim for what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Lord God, please forgive me when I live like the world around me rather than being transformed and discerning Your will. Lead me in Your ways and turn me from the ways of the world. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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