With a Made-Up Mind
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 (Romans 12:2)
Daniel was faced with the decision to eat the king’s meats, declared unclean by the law of Moses. Eating meats and alcoholic drinks was a privilege for his high position. Disregarding the food could lead to his death. Yet, Daniel did not hesitate. He purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s meat or wine. (Daniel 1:8).
Serving God requires total surrender of our will to the will of God. Choosing who we will serve is a choice and is not easily accomplished. Putting God first is an intentional action. Everything we do requires conscious decision-making and control of our will.
Each day brings new temptations which test our loyalty to Christ on whether or not we will obediently worship God in Spirit and truth.
Consistent obedience to God can only be accomplished by praying in faith for the anointing and direction of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit guides us on the Path of Righteousness as we commit to being led. In humility and with a made-up mind, we intentionally align ourselves to the will of God.
Prayer: God, we pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We ask for You to lead, direct, and correct us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.