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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:2

Recently on a flight I observed a fellow female passenger reading a magazine called 'Style Watch' which apparently highlighted all the trendy fashions celebrities were wearing. Personally I don't care but the magazines are flying off the shelves of bookstores. Why do people care so much what the celebrities are wearing or doing? Why waste energy or money on magazines focusing on this? But people do. It is a challenge for parents with teen girls to combat this as they want to be trendy. Why? 

In the big scheme of things having the latest fashionable purse, necklace, pants, shoes, or makeup does not matter. Millions of dollars are spent though marketing these products to people who want to fit in and be 'with it' so to speak. My theory is to be yourself and do not think you have to be so conformed to others. Sure maybe in the business world a certain 'look' is desirable when working with the public. The Bible speaks of not being conformed to 'this world' in the sense of having a different worldview or mindset. The ways of the world are not always the best ways particularly when God is left out of the equation.

The things of this world will one day all pass away. What we do for Christ is what matters. Who do you want to be conformed to?

PRAYER: It is tempting to want to be like everyone else in fashion but Lord help me not to be conformed to a secular worldview. I know you are on the throne and rule and reign over all. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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