Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Ultimate Makeover

Our society is caught up in external transformations! Most people love watching television programs where someone goes through an "extreme makeover." We like to see people who are physically unattractive become beautiful. We live in a culture that is obsessed with external beauty.

But, what I want to see is far more extreme! I want to see everyone I know have The Ultimate Makeover. That is where God takes a person who is DEAD in their sins and gives them new life in Christ!
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins... But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:1-7 ESV - emphasis mine)

Not only that, but He gives us His Holy Spirit to give us power to live our new life!
In [Christ] we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11-14 ESV - emphasis mine)

Praise God for this, the only "makeover" that really matters!

3 comments:

NYLass said...

Amen and amen!!!

Kimberly said...

In response to your comment, I also began following the blog of one of the contributors, her blog while Christian, leaned more towards being on the edge of worldliness for me- which was a hinderance in my relationship with the Lord.

One of her commentors did not care for my admonishment of virtual academy programs through gov. schools and was leaving repeated, unkind comments on my blog- that's why the comment moderation- I'm sure I'll be able to remove it in a week or so.

...Pressing on toward the goal!

Kimberly

Bethany W. in mid-MO said...

Kimberly,
I have not made time to look at any of the contributors, so I appreciate you letting me know this. I will not remove my link, then, since the problem is not with the blog itself. I will watch for the worldliness you mentioned.
Sorry that you had so much trouble with comments.
As for your virtual academy, I am interested in reading what you write about that, as I know nothing about them!

Bethany