Thoughts to Consider – By Laurence Torr

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God Morning to You, and May your day be filled with joy and peace in believing as you seek the Father’s face, The word of God is living and real, as we dress our minds with the truths of the word and apply it, The word becomes living and real in our lives, believing is acting upon Gods instructions to us today and having a true and vital relationship with God and Jesus Christ.  When we are truly believing we will be walking daily in the truths that are set out to us. Faith (believing) with out works is dead.

We can all bump our gums with good words and fair speeches, but Being a true believer is not just speaking the words of life, but those very words are living and real and practised daily, People can see that word living in what we do, and how we act and speak, Are Our actions backing up what we preach. Is their a continued transformation in who we are, how we act and how we speak and we live?.

Romans 12:2 encourages us not to be conformed or like this world, we are to prove to ourselves what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God, THEN and only Then can we truly prove it to others.

Here is the amplified verse of Romans 12:2

Romans 12:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

Here is some more about not being conformed to this worlds way of thinking and acting and speaking.

Ephesians 4:22-32Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old
unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;

23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude],

24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.

26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.

27 Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].

28 Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.

29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God’s own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).

31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).

32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.

AND  Colossians 3 has more to say

Colossians 3Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

5 So kill (deaden, [a]deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

6 It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will),

7 Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices].

8 But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices,

10 And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect [b]knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.

11 [In this new creation all distinctions vanish.] There [c]is no room for and there can be neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, [nor difference between nations whether alien] barbarians or Scythians [[d]who are the most savage of all], nor slave or free man; but Christ is all and in all [[e]everything and everywhere, to all men, without distinction of person].

12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].

13 Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive].

14 And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].

The truth is God never asked us to do something  we are unable to do,
God has filled us with the power from on high,  holy spirit, as we decide to  conform
to God’s  word and ways He energised that power in us to so we can do what He is asking.
It is not by our might nor by our power we renew our minds but by the spirit of God.
we decide to do it and God works in our hearts to do….  it is effortless change so to speak.
Let Him work in you by deciding to do what He shows you to do from the Scriptures, another thought to consider is
if we cannot do what is written how can we truly do what He shows us by the spirit, there is fine line.
if we from a true heart adhere to what is written we will clearly hear what God is saying by the spirit

Much love

Laurence

2 thoughts on “Thoughts to Consider – By Laurence Torr

  1. Oh how I love this word from the Lord. I receive every piece with great joy… Thank you Laur, love you sooooo much… God bless you richly as I know He does and will continue to …. Ann Xxxooo

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