What does it mean to conform?
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary has two definitions that I like. They are:
Made to resemble; assuming the same form; like; resembling.
More generally, to reduce to a likeness or correspondence in manners, opinions or moral qualities.
Romans 8:29 says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son”.
This is my desire! To be conformed to the image of Christ.
I didn’t fully realize back on December 15th when I wrote “I get it…..or do I?” that I was really beginning my search for what it means to be like Christ. What a journey; to be like Christ. My kids and I have been reading Titus during our Bible study time in our classroom this past week. And I have just begun a Bible study on Sunday evenings at church on James. What do I find in Titus and James? Instructions for being more like Christ. There are so many ways that I need to conform to the likeness of Christ.
So where do I begin? My attitude and my level of patience! That’s just the honest truth! Right out of Titus 1 – “not quick tempered”. These are two areas that I need to work on. It may take a while but the Lord has let me know that this is where I am to start.
How do I begin? By reciting and, more importantly, praying Psalm 19:14 ~ May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer.