Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 22, 2018

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

Have you ever felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole? Do you have the repetitive lies of the world going round and round in your head— “Not qualified, not smart, not pretty, too fat or too old”? Maybe it is time to heed the advice of this scripture to stop trying to conform to the self demeaning and eliminating standards of this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind believing you are who God says you are; “accepted in the beloved”, (Eph. 1:6) “fearfully and wonderfully made”, (Ps. 139:14) “child of God, (John 1:12) and that your gifts make room for you (Pr. 18:16). The more we focus on who God says we are the more we will clearly discern His good, pleasing and perfect will for us. Oh Lord, renew our minds with the truths in Your Word; that we might find our perfect place of pleasing You in Your good plans for us. Amen.
By JoBeth Kested