May 22:2018

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)


To conform to this world means to act in accordance with the prevailing standards, attitudes and practices of this world. The standards of this world are far below the standards of the kingdom of God, therefore we must never forget that we are citizens of heaven on an earthly assignment. Heaven is where we came from and it must remain our point of reference for all our earthly activities.

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” - Philippians 3:20-21 (NKJV)

The way to avoid conformity to this world is by renewing our minds with the word of God through constant meditation. Then we must submit our physical bodies to God through our service and labour of love. It is the combination of these two activities that will bring us to the place of transformation and also enable us to fulfil (prove) God’s will for our individual lives.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” - 2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV).

Beloved, do not be discouraged by your present condition; keep on meditating on the word of God and you will surely be transformed into the image of Christ. I see you advancing to higher levels of glory even before the end of this year! Amen.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Romans 8:29-30

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I will never conform to this world. I will renew my mind by constantly meditating on your word so that I will be transformed into the image of Christ. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1

May Dev cover 2018

Keys For Bible Translation

NKJV New King James Version
AMP The Amplified Bible
TANT The Amplified New Translation
TLB The Living Bible
CEV Contemporary English Version
NASB New American Standard version
ISV International Standard Version
NIV New International Version
MSG The Message Translation
WEB The World English Bible
TNLT The New Living Translation
TEV Today’s English Version
RSV Revised Standard Version
GNB Good News Bible
WNT Weymouth New Testament

prayer of salvation

As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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