Story of the day: It’s Simple
There are so many lizards here in New Mexico. They run to and fro, up and down, and inside and out of the house. I don’t mind lizards, I actually find them kind of interesting. One thing that I think is remarkable is how they can camouflage themselves to just about anything. If they are hiding on a brown house, then they turn brown. If their item that they are on is gray, then they turn gray. It is as if they become one with their surrounding, so much so that you can’t tell them apart from the object that they are trying to look like. Once they have camouflaged to their item, you don’t see the lizard anymore, you only see the object on which they have camouflaged to. I think sometimes:
many of us are working hard at the Christian life. Many are doing overtime efforts; many are coming to church, reading their Bible, saying their prayers, and trying to do better, but they are failing. All THEIR efforts are not working. They’ve made promises, committed, and then recommitted. These Christians are sincere. They are honest. They are doing their best. The problem is that many Christians are often so focused on themselves that they are missing out on what God is really looking for. God’s goal for us is simple. He wants to conform us to the image of His Son. [Evans, Tony. Tony Evan’s Book of Illustrations. Chicago: Moody Publishers. 2009. pg.58.]
In other words, He wants us to camouflage ourselves to Christ.
Quote of the day: Christy Povolish
“If we are camouflaged in Christ, people looking at us the will see Christ and not us. ”
Bible verse of the day: Romans 12:2 (NIV)
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You so much for Your Son. It is in His likeness that I want to be transformed. Father, I pray to be camouflaged into your likeness so that when others see me, they don’t see me, they see You. May Your love pour out of me and into those around me, providing encouragement and hope. Thank You for lifting me up when I need to be lifted, encouraging me when I need encouraging. It is Your Living Water that I drink and it fills me each and every day. I offer my day to You and whatever Your will is for this day, I pray to walk accordingly. I love You Father and I am thankful for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,