Thought of the Day December 13, 2016

By 10:21 AM

"Do not choose to be conformed to this age, but instead, be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may choose the will of God: what is good, pleasing and perfect." (Romans 12:2) The central focus of Paul's exhortation is the will of God. Do we submit to God's will for us or do we oppose it with our will? The first Adam chose the latter; the second Adam, Jesus, chose the former. Many times we reflect the way of the first Adam in our choices. How often do we not only say "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" but in reality choose what is contrary to God's will for us. Like the parable in the Gospel, we say the word "yes" but do not act accordingly. Words and good intentions do not always translate into action. If we want to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord in the present moment, we must choose the will of God in the present moment. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

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