Happy Friday ☺
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.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Reading this verse in various translations this morning, it may be a challenge to associate to the subject of VISION, and catching God's vision for our lives. Lord, help us see Your reasoning for placing this verse here. We saw yesterday it can be a challenge to follow Your leading, since many haven't been taught to do so. In fact, we've been taught to follow our heart, or the hierarchy of a family, or the various paths society lays out.
Lord You desire us to know YOUR perfect and pleasing will for our lives! You desire we have our minds transformed (which requires learning and applying Your methods) in order to have our minds renewed. In doing so, we begin to no longer live according to the previously mentioned influences (or the world) but to You!
Lord, I pray we are allowing You to transform our minds and renew our thoughts. I pray You help us be patient and Your Spirit comforts us when we feel like we aren't "perfect", and not give up on pursuing this renewal.
Help us to wait on You for each step of the renewal and transforming of our mind. Help us put our trust in You while we're being renewed. Help us to not grow weary as we pursue this good, acceptable and perfect hope that comes from You. Thank You God, for Your Spirit, and the comfort and direction You provide. In Jesus' Name amen!