ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of God, John 3:16-18
CHANGE, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 10/18/19 (Across my desk this morning and very important.)
| “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, NIV)
In the original Bible language, the word “transform” is “metamorpho.” It’s where we get our word “metamorphose.” When a caterpillar changes from a little worm-like larva into a beautiful butterfly, it is called metamorphosis. The caterpillar starts out as possibly one of the most unattractive insects. It’s very plain, nothing special about it. But God destined the caterpillar to go through a transformation. It goes from being one of the most ordinary creatures to one of the most beautiful, colorful and graceful. Instead of having to crawl on the ground, it can now fly to wherever it wants to go.
Paul is saying that if you’ll get your thoughts going in the right direction and not dwell on negative, condemning, “not able to” thoughts, and program your mind with what God says about you, then a transformation will take place. The only way to release your butterfly is to get your thinking in line with God’s Word. If you will keep renewing your mind and agreeing with what God says about you, it’s just a matter of time before that transformed person comes out. When your thoughts are better, your life will be better.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for the work You are doing in my life. I surrender every part of my being to You. Thank You for transforming me as I keep my heart and mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
Our Creator God has given us a free will to choose HIS light or remain in the darkness. Your soul is eternal. If you really want to be with the light and with your Creator for eternity, you will have to change. Hope to see you tonight for HouseChurch. Be Blessed in your day, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
GREAT QUOTES on DISCERNMENT
"To discern spirits we must dwell with Him who is holy, and He will give the revelation and unveil the mask of Satanic power on all lines." - Smith Wigglesworth "Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right." - Charles Spurgeon "Know your HOLY GOD intimately. (When you have seen His glory, His holiness and His love - by drawing close to Him in prayer - then you can usually see through any counterfeits because you know the "real thing" so well)." - Andrew Strom "With discernment comes division. A person who seeks to be discerning must be willing to suffer the effects of this division. It will divide not only believer from unbeliever, but it may even divide a discerning believer from one who is undiscerning. It will separate the mature from the immature, the naïve from the prudent." - Tim Challies "The man who thinks he can know the Word of God by mere intellectual study is greatly deceived. Spiritual truth is spiritually discerned." - Samuel Chadwick "Many may boast in the depth of their Bible knowledge and in the excellency of their theological tenets, but those with spiritual discernment are aware that it is dead." - Watchman Nee "Instead of REPENTANCE, people are getting all kinds of counterfeit spiritual experiences. There seems to be almost no discernment at all." - Andrew Strom "A tender conscience is an inestimable blessing; that is, a conscience not only quick to discern what is evil, but instantly to shun it as the eyelid closes itself against the mote." - Assorted Authors "The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true." - Assorted Authors "Let us, then, cultivate an attitude of courage as over against the investigations of the day. None should be more zealous in them than we. None should be more quick to discern truth in every field, more hospitable to receive it, more loyal to follow it wherever it leads." - B.B. Warfield
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