Savings Day – Resist Conformity, Be Transformed
If you want to save money, check your heart.
Ever done a float trip? You know, when you sit in an inner tube and lazily float down a river? I’ve done it numerous times. Unfortunately, we can float through life, carried along by peers, social media influencers, and the culture at large. Advertisers create discontentment. They cleverly market new products knowing that we’ll want the latest and greatest. Our desire for acceptance, the fear of missing out, and our fleshly desires for more and better drives us to follow the whims of this materialistic, consumer-driven society. Whatever you conform to will require your time, attention, and money.
The Apostle Paul said: “…in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,…’ (Romans 12:1) God’s saving love and grace motivates us to surrender our body, heart, and soul to Him. But we live in a fallen world that constantly pulls us in a different direction. Paul continues with his advice: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2) We have to resist the pressure to follow the world by constantly feeding on Truth and proactively guarding what we allow in. So, if you want to save money, you’ve got to renew your mind. Get to know your Savior by reading his Word. Meditate on it. Learn the financial principles that He emphasized. Don’t float through life. Actively resist the pressure to conform so you can be transformed – body, heart, mind, and bank account.
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