Mid Week Meditation pt. 29Submitted on: October 5, 2017
Based on Biblical Text: 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.”
Time waits for no one! We have closed out another Annual Conference and have already gathered at the church on Sunday morning marking the beginning of a brand new Conference Year. We are intent on starting over, doing things better and fixing what went wrong last Conference Year. We feel the reassurance that, with God being our helper, no matter how much we may have messed up in the previous year, this Conference Year will be different. This time we will make the appropriate adjustments and corrections. We are going to get it right.
We all need correction. Some of us need a bit more correction than others as we have forgotten that we are never to speak evil of anyone. Our tongue has been an “unruly evil, full of deadly poison” and it has been tough to tame. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Starting fresh in this Conference Year is an opportunity for us to reflect, take a good look at ourselves in the mirror and ask the Lord to fix the flaws.
The truth of the matter is we see ourselves through rose-colored glasses and are not very good at judging ourselves. What would God desire to correct in us? What would God feel necessary to remove from us? Our desire should be to let the Lord purge our soul of all that is displeasing and unrighteous. Our desire should be that no matter how weary our strength, we will do whatever gives God the most glory. We are challenged to serve, for His profit and pleasure, without any consideration of our own time or pleasure.
We are chargedto fulfill our calling to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, because it is a reasonable expectation from the God who gave his Only Begotten Son as a ransom for our soul. Our expectation should be to let the Lord use us for whatever He thinks our duty should be. Our selfless service should be for the greater good of mankind and for the building of God’s kingdom on earth.
God wants to break the yoke of sin that binds us and reshape us into the perfect servant. He asks that we come, “just as we are”, with a repentant heart, and place our all on the altar of sacrifice. God looks not on the exterior, but on the interior. He is not concerned with the matters of the brain; He is concerned with the matters of the heart. He knows that we will fall short, but He also sees our sincere and good intentions. As long as we maintain a repentant spirit, and strive for perfection, God is merciful to forgive our imperfections. We must allow the Lord to occupy first place in our heart, and in our service.
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