Thermometer or Thermostat?

“Do not conform 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 NIV

When you enter a room, you can usually tell what the approximate temperature is. You have a feel for whether it is hot, cold, Luke-warm, or comfortable. Likewise, when you enter a church, a home, a circle of friends, or a workplace, you can tell what the “temperature” is. You notice if the environment is spiritually dry, negative, bitter, disengaged, or even hostile.

So what do you do with that temperature reading? Do you act as a thermometer, noting the problems, and perhaps joining in with others complaining? Or do you change the temperature? Try acting as a thermostat, setting out to change minds and hearts. If you’re a thermometer, you state the obvious. Status quo. Nothing changes. You merely conform to this world. But if you’re a thermostat, you have unlimited potential!

As a thermostat, you can be transformed, and you can help re-engineer the situation, circumstances, or the hearts of those around you. Your mind is renewed in Christ. Speak life over that environment. Pray. Breathe positivity, a “can-do attitude,” and invite the Holy Spirit to move. Step up where you see an opportunity. Create new ideas. Encourage others. Help others. Love others. You’ll be surprised how the temperature changes.

Change may not come immediately, but we encourage you to keep pressing in and believing for a miracle. Whenever you find yourself in an uneasy climate, ask yourself if you are going to be a thermometer or a thermostat.

Thank you for joining us for Day 13 ‘in the life’ of our fast here at RISENfitness. We are learning how to be a thermostat right beside you:)

Here’s to your Health and 21 Day Fast!




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