“Transformed Nonconformist”

“Do not conform outwardly to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of mind.” (Romans 12:2)

Too many Christians are not free
Because they submit to the domination
of other people’s ideas.
They submit passively to the opinions of the crowd.
For self-protection they hid in the crowd,
and run along with the crowd.
They are afraid of the aloneness,
The moral nakedness which they would feel
apart from the crowd.
Break down, Lord Jesus,
the barriers of fear, timidity,
and false humility behind which we hid.
Speak to us from the cross and empty tomb
the word of pardon and freedom
that we may discover the will of God –
know what is good,
and what it is that God wants.  AMEN.

(by Terry Falla in “Be Our Freedom Lord”, p. 414.)

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