After being in quarantine for close to a year, even the most introverted person goes stir crazy. I miss visiting family and friends and being able to venture outdoors without wearing a mask! Nevertheless, I’m grateful!!!
In my downtime, I enjoy watching shows about home makeovers. I recently downloaded the game Project Makeover. The theme of the game Project Makeover is to provide “desperately needed makeovers to help people achieve their dreams” It dawned on me that we as believers had a similar metamorphic experience. We were separated from God, living in sin, and were in danger of hellfire and judgment, which we rightly deserved. But God in His infinite wisdom and love had a plan to reconcile the world to Himself! 2 Corinthians 5:19 “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. When we gave our lives to the Lord, it was as if we went through a “makeover” experience. He created us all for a specific purpose and to fulfil the calling on our lives. We became new creatures in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Although we are saved when we invited Jesus into our hearts, we must grow. God provided instructions to help make this transformation evident. Prayer (fellowship), yielding to the Holy Spirit’s guidance (obedience), renewing our minds by the Word of God all aid in our spiritual growth and allows for us to be shaped into the image of His dear Son.
As this year closes, decide to draw closer to God. Let us be consistent in prayer, quick to obey, read/study the word, spread the Gospel, help those in need, and be available to be used! These are not the days to be so consumed with activities and distractions that we fail to maintain our relationship with the Lord. 2020 was a year of loss, pain, confusion, and uncertainty-but through it all, God kept us!
Father, we thank you for your faithfulness and love. We thank you for your protection, provision, and mercy. As 2020 comes to a close, we ask that you continue to lead us by your Spirit. Empower us to love like you and put ourselves aside to fulfill your purpose. We love you.
Happy New Year!
Bleeding Heart Ministries (BHM)