Since the day we were born forces opposed to
the glory of God have been working to mold us
into something contrary to God’s vision of us.
But the Gospel ushers us into a head on collision with Truth.
And this collision with Jesus, full of grace and truth,
His grace forgives us of sin, makes us alive, and morphs us
into someone recognizable to Him.
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 12:2
After conversion, you might expect that the world’s pressure diminishes.
Not my experience. The pressure increases.
Left to my own devices my vision of God’s grace dims.
I need renewal.
Informed by the Word of God and empowered by the Spirit of God
my mind needs to be renewed continually.
Oh Heavenly Father,
take away this veil, this fog, this dullness
and awaken me again to your grace and truth;
let me rejoice in your goodness;
give me the mind of Christ.