How much do we conform to the patterns of this world? As Christians we are supposed to be different Romans 12:2 says: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will”
But still we conform to the rest of the world, how are people supposed to see the difference in Christians if we still cuss, lie, steal, cheat, gossip, complain, argue everything that the rest of the world does.
It says to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. So how are we supposed to renew our minds? we are supposed to get into the Bible and learn who God?
1.) Love (“1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”)
2.) Knowable, Kind, Justice, and Righteous (“Jeremiah 9:24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.)
3.) Approachable “The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalms 145:18)
4.) Creative “Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.” (Psalms 147:5)
“.where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:1,2)
5.) Forgiving (1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”)
(Acts 3:19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”)
(Matthew 6:14-15 “But if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.”)
6.) Perfect (Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”)
God is so much more though and there is one way to find out, And the way is to get to know him better by reading your bible, going to church and Bible studies, praying to Him, having conversations about Him. In order to be best friends with someone you first must get to know them by learning about them, talking to them, and hanging out with them. God is the same way in order to get to know him you have to spend time with Him, plus God is the best friend, the best lover (John 13:34-35
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”), the best dad (Romans 8:15″The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,(Arabic for father) Father.” the best everything.
so get to know him and remember when you see the word “know” it is meaning to know someone like a lover knows their love which is how God loves or knows us. So really get to know God it will be well worth your time.