What if our sin and rebellion showed on the outside?
I’m reading in 1 Chronicles how God gave King Uzziah leprosy because of the king’s unfaithfulness. Everyone could see the king’s sin.
On second thought, I think our sins also show on the outside. We don’t have leprosy but some of us have broken relationships that are easy to see. And these relationships broke because of our lack of forgiveness and patience.
Others of us have very difficult situations on our lives that are no secret and are direct consequences for bad choices we made.
Many of us have anger and frustration because of our selfishness and lack of self-control. Those of us who ignore God or fail to live our life by faith, can be filled with fear because we trust other things like money, careers and relationships to give us security. This stresses us out because we know – deep inside – that these things are not secure.
Yep – all of this shows on the outside.
But it begins on the inside – with our heart. That’s why God starts his transformation on the inside.
God has brought his love and light and truth and grace into my heart – transforming me one step at a time. And – gradually – it begins to show on the outside.
God wants to do the same transformation for you –
will you let him?
Thank you for your transforming love and grace, Abba Father.