It’s whats on the inside that counts.
We can make ourselves look good and nice and religious on the outside.
But that doesn’t count unless we are letting God mold us and change us on the inside.
When we submit our hearts and minds to God, he will transform them. Eventually, his redeeming power working in our lives will start to show on the outside. What people see will be different.
Because we’re becoming more like Him on the inside.
This is why, in Joel 2, the Prophet Joel told the lukewarm people of Judah to ‘rend your heart and not your garments.’
They needed to genuinely give their hearts back to God – not just make a big show of tearing their clothes and weeping loudly in the temple.
God called them to rend their hearts – break open their hearts – and let him back in.
Then the transformation can happen.
God asks us to do the same today. He wants us to open up our hearts to him and let his light shine in our lives. To mold us. To change us.
And we can choose to do this.
What are you going to choose?
We love you, Abba Father.