“But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.” – Philippians 3:20-4:1
Being a Christian is easy. Jesus, the Christ, does all the heavy lifting for us. “He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory by the power that enables him to make all things subject to himself.”
Being a Christian is impossible. I and my ego keep getting in the way! There are so many ways I fall short in being and becoming a faithful follower of my Lord! Will I ever resolve that forgiveness issue that gnaws at me? Will I ever be more tolerant with folks who argue on the Wrong Side? Will I walk the extra mile, turn the other cheek, think of everyone as my neighbor? Will I ever just simply live the Golden Rule?
Sometimes I feel like an old car that needs so much repair work done that I will never get out of the mechanic’s shop.
But: “He will transform the body of our humiliation[c] that it may be conformed to the body of his glory.”
I’m counting on my Savior. He’s still saving.
Dear Lord, help me get the “me” out of your way to do your good work in the wonderful world you have placed me in. Amen.