At any year’s end it is a positive to shed (pounds) of residue from our lives. Some may actually join a gym or begin a regiment of exercise. Equally beneficial are ridding our imperfections from the “remains” we were born with, attained or attached ourselves to over the years.
God is always seeking those who will allow him to remove the stains of pain and wounds. He yearns to eradicate the ills and deceptions causing us to sin. He pursues the heart so terribly broken to seize the smallest pieces leftover which resonate from past cruel recollections.
We are not born perfect.
Tragic are the people of God who depend on that very instinctive nature to serve him. If God didn’t ordain it, we shouldn’t be doing it. We are not all called to keep the nursery, teach or follow in the footsteps of our ancestors. Anything unplanned by God cannot be fulfilled by unintentional birthrights.
Our natural qualities will never come close to filling the desires of Christ. We were not created to be managed, altered or reformed.
Genesis 1: 26 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.”
We are to trade in our scraps of emotional misery for the peace that passes all understanding. (Philippians 4:7”
If we voluntarily give the fragments of our pathetic lives to the great “Physician” (Luke 4:23) he will form them, one piece at a time into the likeness of the Savior. (Luke 2:11)
In 2014, why not join the “Jesus Gym?”
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