Conforming in 2013…..

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Posted on April 29,2013 under Uncategorized

I am preparing for a study ……
As it rolls around in my spirit, in my mind, in my emotions…..
What is truth….What is of GOD…..

We are to conform to the image of God…..
Studying Colossians 1…….

What does that do when we think of our own lives :
” I, ________________, does my life conform
to the image of Chirst ?

Not do I talk about the image of Jesus Christ….
Not do I teach about the image of JESUS CHRIST……
Not do I write about the image of JESUS CHRIST…..

but – do “I, ______________ , conform to the image of CHRIST ?

Like jello in a mold, conforming to the shape of …..
It has to stay soft to mold………but it goes to every inch of the mold.

If you were to conform to – ( name a friend ) __________
Her style of dress….her shoes…..her hair……
What would have to change so that when others see you…
They have seen ” HER ” ?  ~  You conformed to her image.
But not only in looks, but her desires, her actions, her heart…..

Now break it down into our lives :
Our spouse –  I treat, _________, as JESUS CHRIST would treat her/him…
Our childern – I treat,__________ , as JESUS CHRIST
Our co – worker – I treat, _____________,as JESUS CHRIST

The way we think of them – again conforming, to JESUS, not talking….
The way we love them – again conforming , to JESUS, not talking…….
The way we forgive –  again  conforming to JESUS, not talking.

We got the ” talking JESUS ”  down to a science…references and all…
We got the  “church thing”…..commitment and all….” down ”

But this heart issue ?
But surrendering  2013 –  our heart, mind, will, intellect ?

Not so much……it comes out…….
if there is a stone in the ground….
Plow it long enough ~  it comes out !
My Dad use to drop us off in fields….
to do what ?    TO PICK UP ROCKS….
So that when he plowed……it was open field.

The old saying…” no stone left unturned ? ” 

Is God working that stone out of your life,  my life ?  seriously ?

Paint a sign =  ” LOW TOLERANCE ”   of stones/ self…….

Think of the cross, JESUS CHRIST,
God ‘s low tolerance of self…..there was none……..there was none….

So, if God allowed nothing of ” SELF ” to be in JESUS CHRIST .
Col. 1 : 13 –  ” of the Son he loves “……..
He allowed nothing of self….nothing……

Can we say from our hearts….” I want to conform ” ?
in this area of my life…..the ” stone area ” ……
I want to conform to the image of JESUS CHRIST……….

Then when we speak HIS name, teach HIS name, write His name….

Maybe……………………. 

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