John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
It’s obvious even among the most devoted believers that there are individual quirks leftover when God deals with the serious business of saving a person. Surely you know someone of deep and true faith that gossips, or lashes out, or lies, or….[you fill in the blank].
It’s easy for me to see those flaws in others and much harder to recognize them in myself. These are the hold-out things that can become the secret weapons of the enemy. He can’t have our souls back but he can cause a lot of hurt and havoc in our lives with those leftover quirks.
Jesus has saved my soul and now he’s standing ready to save me from myself; to free me from those quirks. After all these years, and hours of devotion, and true transformation here I am seeing one of those little “quirks” in my own life. It’s awful and it’s wonderful at the same time. It’s awful to see it…and wonderful to know Jesus has got a plan for me to be free of it.
I’m crawling up on the altar again Lord, to sacrifice one more “last” thing…again…to you. I love you. I love that your purpose is to make me whole and into your likeness, first with redemption and now with renovation. It’s the best kind of Home Improvement.