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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Difference a Translation Makes!

Here are 2 different translations of the same scripture! We get used to reading our 'favorite' translation and it becomes a habit and we don't even take the time to stop and meditate on what God is saying to us in that scripture! Get in the habit of using different translations and see the difference it makes in what God is saying to you!

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 NKJ

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary life - sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life - and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1&2 The Message Bible