I am being undone.
It is such a slow process. Because I am so rebellious.
Oh, how I want the new creation to be seen, and the old to die.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Eph 4:22-24
It's much easier to be forgiving, gentle, kind, humble and compassionate when it is well. But what about when life happens? Are we really expected to be joyful when the kids are acting out, the finances are stressed, the wait is long, the relationships are strained?
God's Word says, in 1 John 2:6, "Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
Ouch. Nowhere in the Bible do we find that Jesus was anything less than gentle, kind, humble, compassionate, loving, and forgiving!
I am so convicted that my circumstances should not affect my walk in the light (1 John 1:7). I want others to see Jesus in me. And I know this requires daily dying to myself. My flesh clings to the riches of this world. My heart clings to my Savior.
Lord, let me be undone for You. Do away with the old, and let the New shine through...no matter what's going on around me.
GOD / me
He must increase, but I must decrease.