“Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything. 1st Corinthians 6:12 NIV
Two men sat down on the rock high above where they had been climbing. The sun began to set in an amazing array of colors. Purples, reds, golds and even piercing silver streaked through the clouds over the valley. One of the men reached into his pack and pulled out his smokes. He offered one to his friend as they sat there gazing at God´s magnificent sunset. For a while, they just smoked in silence reveling in the sight and in the friendship. Then they began to speak of the meaning of things. Neither one was particularly religious, but the conversation turned to God. This time, the atheist did not put up a front as he usually did. Not until after that evening in the Presence of God, were either of the men transformed into Christians. But the Lord´s Presence was felt.
God does not need us to be perfect. He wants us to be perfect, and He works towards that end. We can resist His efforts and hurt ourselves eternally in doing so. Or we can see that the Lord is working on our hearts. He calls for worshippers. He is looking for responsive souls who will take the steps to put behind our ways, our world, and seek Him and His favor. Will we be the ones who respond to His call unto Him today?
You can transform us from the earthly-acting people unto Godly-acting people! Thanks for removing our sins, now help us seek Your life-changing Spirit in us, we pray!