Put On the New Self
Romans [ESV] 12:1-3 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Colossians 3:1-3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
FACT: Life never stops changing.
FACT: God’s John 1:12;3:3 children we are to adapt and mature accordingly in ways pleasing to Him.
In discussing the two facts above with a friend experiencing change in a number of ways, not the least of which in the adverse effects of progressive MS, she today responded with the following insightful remarks that I identify with: “Snails do great things too. It took me the better part of 3 years to adjust/understand my new body with its limitations I could never imagine. I had never been accustomed to slowing down before to take it easy, sitting down and allowing my body to rest, which often means a nap. There are slow days resulting in tasks not completed.
Now a big dose of acceptance toward my body must be given each and every day and being okay with it.
And I don’t forget to thank the Lord for mixing things up in my life so I may continue to mature.”
Who among us is not traveling this path?
EBB4 & Annamarie