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Wild Weather and Consistent Christians

Weather in the South (especially in Alabama) is erratic at best. In mid-November, we are now having to use the heating at night and in the mornings and use the air conditioning in the afternoons. It’s hot, then it’s cold. The weather is constantly changing these days.

October was unusually wet; I’m glad to see the sun again for such long periods of time. I even like this cold-then-hot weather (all in the same day); I even like wearing a jacket in the mornings over a short-sleeve T-shirt only to take the jacket off in the afternoons. But thinking about this erratic Southern weather got me to thinking about “things that are above.” How often are we, as God’s people, hot-then-cold, or vice-versa? How consistent are we in our daily walk with the Lord? None of us are perfect, but if we were honest with ourselves, we would realize that we all need some amount of improvement in this area. As we go through the workweek, let us strive to be unilike the weather patterns we endure and rather be increasingly consistent Christians, daily conforming to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).

We cannot do this on our own; we must humbly, wholly rely upon the grace of God. As many preachers have said before, so I will reiterate the great truth: What God commands, He provides for His people. Jesus, when He ascended to heaven, did not leave us as orphans, but sent the promised Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who regenerates us, who gives us the life of God whereby we repent and believe unto salvation. We, as saved people, should continue in our salvation, we should see progress in our lives (2 Corinthians 5:16-17). Indeed, it is God’s will that we be sanctified; it is God’s will that we outwardly prove our inner salvation, which He has wrought in us!

Let us go through this week joyful (and thankful) that our God is not a distant, impersonal Deity but that He is a loving but sovereign God who has reconciled us to Himself through the death of His Son Jesus Christ. And let us live, daily conforming to the image of Christ, in the light of this glorious truth.

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