So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. (Ephesians 4:17-18)
It’s amazing how often I catch myself thinking, acting, behaving, “As the Gentiles do.” Remember, Beloved of God, that you have been freed from all that. You have a whole new frame of reference for living. Let’s work this verse backwards…
He has given you a new heart,
So you are free of the ignorance which separated you from God.
God has enlightened you and made your plans and thoughts fruitful.
Go and live your Thursday—in the world, yet free from it.