Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it is being done the best way or the right way. Popular culture often has no clue about what is good. When we question how the world lives, we are more likely to hear from God and to experience His holy creativity.
Scripture tells us that our thoughts are not the same as God’s thoughts – that our ways are not God’s ways. Yet we continue to try to put God in man-made boxes. We often miss God’s will for us because we fail to acknowledge His infinitely creative power, and the vastness of His unending love.
Our small faith often thwarts the work of Christ. When Jesus walked among us, he exclaimed: “You faithless people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you?” (Mark 9:19, NLV)
When we view life through eyes of faith, and look beyond the physical world, we can see a whole new world of possibilities. Don’t let day-to-day problems, the negative attitudes of others, or your own doubts and fears blind you to the truth. God will always be bigger and stronger than the bullies of this world. Christ has defeated death and the devil, and He will triumph over all opposition. Let’s invite the Lord of the universe to expand our faith and to open our eyes to the truth that is not of this world.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2, NIV)