Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12:1-2

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

We live in a world that is filled with despair. It’s deep-seated and it’s everywhere—even within the body of Christ. The devil will scream in our ears, “You’re no good” or “Your situation is hopeless.” It’s hard to live in victory when we believe the lies.

There is a shocking reality regarding despair and suicide that we cannot ignore. There are over 35,000 suicides in America every year, and the suicide rate is the same among Christians and non-Christians. This is alarming. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We overcome despair and are transformed by changing how we think and by the renewing of our mind. We need to know what God is like, who we are in Christ (Romans 5), and what we believe.

We are called to enjoy our relationship with Jesus fully. Learn to say no to Satan’s lies. Don’t agree with him – because he is the father of lies (John 8:44). Meditate on Psalm 139 and pray it out loud to the Lord.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pastor Del Casale