Hot or Cold?


As we drove home from Wisconsin this weekend; we were cold and wet - especially the ones who played in the rain. I highly recommended they take all their wet stuff off and put on the dry clothes that were in the bag in the back. After the giggles of too much skin showing in the car; the job was complete. After a little while with the heat on full blast, one of them was not warming up. I asked her if she changed everything; and she said yes. I asked if she changed her underwear, and she said, "no; I'm not taking that off, that's gross". It was soaking wet, of course.

Are we living like that? Trying to just change some things on the outside, when deep down, we're holding onto our comfy, wet underwear? God wants to totally transform us to be His own - Are we letting Him? If we hold onto our past, who we think we are, we cannot become who He wants us to be. He want to warm us up completely; make us on fire for Him.

Oswald Chambers said: "Beware of harking back to once you once were, when God wants you to become something you have never been".

"...everything related to the old life has to go - it's rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life - a God fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces His Character in you." Ephesians 4:23 - 24 The Message


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  1. ...made me think of this...also by Chambers, (and by 'tiny' I think he meant something along the lines of size 6x undies)...

    "Never disregard a conviction that the Holy Spirit brings to you. If it is important enough for the Spirit of God to bring it to your mind, it is the very thing He is detecting in you. You were looking for some big thing to give up, while God is telling you of some tiny thing that must go. But behind that tiny thing lies the stronghold of obstinacy, and you say, “I will not give up my right to myself”— the very thing that God intends you to give up if you are to be a disciple of Jesus Christ."...9/24 My Utmost for His Highest

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