“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.” -Romans 12: 2 (The Message)

This verse in Romans is one that invites us to examine how we live out our faith in the world.  Do we live through a lens of faith in all that we do, or have we given in to the ways of the world?  When we can embrace, recognize and celebrate all that God does for us, we can in turn do the same for others.  Where are the places in your life that are calling to be changed by the love of God for the sake of the community that we live in?  

Paul’s writing in this chapter is a beautiful reminder and call to live in the goodness of God.  To be cheerful and to keep trying even (and especially) when things get hard.  Together we are the body of Christ, remember that always and we will indeed be changed from the inside out.
Pastor Carrie
PS…I really love the translation of the this from The Message.  You can read the who chapter here.

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