Kim from Cafe Chat asks the following question:
In what ways have you “conformed to this world” in your own life? Then share the story of how God worked through you to “renew your mind” in that situation.
con·form /kənˈfɔrm/ v 1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually fol. by to): to conform to rules. 2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group. 3. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character. 4. to be in harmony or accord.
I am most apt to conform to something that I spend a lot of time or effort doing. If I'm living as the world does, I look and act as the world does. If I listen to the music of the world or watch certain TV programs, I start to think as the world does. I had learned early on as a teenager that the type of music I listened to affected my attitudes and behaviors as well as my beliefs. When I listen to Christian music, I am more focused on God and not the world. If I read the Bible, my mind is being transformed and renewed toward the things of God.
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