You are Not Normal: Bible Study 2
To conform or not to conform is the question?
Read Daniel Chapter 1
The story of Daniel is a model for how believers should live in the world today.
What does the book of Daniel tell you about his character and his friends? How does it impact you?
Daniel 1 v 8
He Resolved (made up his Mind)
Resolve is to settle on a decision before you are faced with making a choice. Since Daniel and his friends knew what they believed, it was easy for them to discern the truth from lies.
How does knowing what you believe help you NOT to conform to the world? Read Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:7, Romans 12:1-3, 1 Peter 1:14
3 practical ways NOT to conform to the world (Read these scriptures)
- Recognize you are a new creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17 , Colossians 3:9-11, Isaiah 43:18-19
- Watch what you are feeding yourself – Philippians 4:8 , Proverbs 4:23-27,
- Develop good spiritual habits – Acts 2 : 42 , Luke 5:16 , Colossians 2:6-7 , 2 Peter 1:5-9
Take some time and look at your life. Which areas of your life are you perhaps still conforming to the world? Think of areas for instance around work, family and hobbies. Then ask God to help you see where you need to “resolve (make up your mind) to live for God.
Father God, thank You for loving me and accepting me just the way I am. It is my heart’s desire to know you and to be known by you. Help me to live the life you’ve called me to and be faithful to you always in Jesus’ name. Amen Galatians 1:10