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
On a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii I sat on my balcony late at night and just pondered the word of God. I reflected on the verse above and what it truly meant.It does not take a visit to an island to reflect and ponder but it was good for that purpose in my case.
The popular culture often is unfriendly to the people of God. The world has it's way and God has a totally different way. Many things that the Bible says are sinful are made right in the eyes of the world we live in. Just because everyone does something does not make it right.
We are called to be set apart for Christ not like some weirdo but to be different is that if someone asks you the reason of hope that you have you can boldly answer them such as what is said in 1 Peter 3:15. Never cave in to culture. If you have family members or friends who have lost their way, pray for them, don't nag them. Never act holier than thou as that is a real turn off. Keep shining your light in a dark world. Let Christ be glorified.
PRAYER: Lord I want to be a light in the world around me. Help me have strength not to be like this world but to be set apart for you. In Jesus' name. Amen.