In The Snowball of Conformity
Have you ever made a snowball? You keep rolling the snow over and
over in the snow and the snowball gets bigger and bigger? Here is
something to think about. The immorality of society grows like a
snowball. It keeps growing and growing until it is so big that it
becomes unstoppable. But this does not mean that Christians ought to
conform to the standards of this huge snowball. The world is a big
place there is plenty of room for everyone.
“Do not conform any long 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)
Marriage and family are falling apart because of the snowball affect
of feminism, lesbianism, homosexuality, religion, pride,
selfishness, war, sexual depravity, drugs, hatred and bitterness. Are
you affected by all of this depravity also? You shouldn’t be if you
are a Christian. This is following the uninformed individuals and groups
stuck in the snowball. God’s family should not be stuck in the
snowball. Have we not yet renewed our minds with God? Do we not know
what God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will is for our lives?
Some of us think we know how to manage our family life and marriage
all on our own, without God’s wisdom. But have we ever asked ourselves
if are actually doing the right thing for our family, or been displeased
with a decision we made or had regrets? When was the last time we asked
God for guidance when we felt unsure? Let’s take a look at some
of what is growing in this snowball and then we can figure out if we are
following God’s, good, pleasing, and perfect will for our life.
When dress comes to the point of near nakedness it becomes not of the
God ordained plan anymore, but for those who seek self-gratification. We
are not following the standards of a true believer of Jesus Christ when
we dress with disrespect for oneself. God wants us to respect ourselves
so others will also respect us. Come out of the snowball of conformity.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my
mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”. (Psalm
Women want to have the right to kill their innocent and beautiful unborn
babies? And society has given in. They have placed more value on a
woman’s emotions than on her precious baby. But look what’s
happening. When a woman decides to kill her baby she won't have to face
her responsibilities, grow up, and learn something from it, and deal
with the consequences of having sex outside of marriage. Maybe a value
she could have taught her own daughter – now what will she teach her
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent (respectful) in the
way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to too much wine, but to
teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their
husbands and children, to be self controlled and pure, to be busy at
home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so no one will
malign the word of God”. (Titus 2:4)
3. No one is born a homosexual or a lesbian. Just like no one is born
a thief or a murderer. It is LEARNED BEHAVOIR! Much of what we do in
life and who we are derives from what we think and believe in our mind.
Sexual immorality is listening to and believing in our depraved thoughts
and then acting upon those thoughts because of spiritual weakness.
Through the use of television and Hollywood, society has integrated
itself into this weakness and has confused many people to believe that
they too are forever branded homosexual. You have been deceived –
believe that! Perhaps you are stuck in the snowball of conformity? Come
God has set certain standards in His design for individuals, families
and marriage that cannot be changed without compromising certain values. Christian
should not be changing God’s standards to conform to their lifestyle.
We have to remain conformed to God’s standards that have already been
established for our lives. Otherwise, we’re not true Christians –
we’re fake Christians. Are you stuck in the snowball of conformity?
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For everything in the
world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes and the boasting
of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world.
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of
God lives forever”. (1John
God does not want anyone to be stuck in the snowball of conformity.
You have the choice to come out of the snowball and be united with God.
Copyright © 2008 Heaven Ministries - Angie Lewis