On Wednesday we continued our discussion on being; being people of character. Who we are is what defines the actions we take.
The question now is how? If you have been around this planet for very long, it sure is obvious that being people of character is not something that is embraced in our songs, our movies, our tv. Yet, as followers of Christ, THIS is what we desire; to be like Jesus.
So is this where the list comes in? Does the New Year’s resolution resurface a couple of weeks out? Nope. Being like Jesus comes FROM Jesus.
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:21 NIV
More good news. He is going to equip us! He is going to work in us what is pleasing to Him. Does that mean I just sit back and do nothing? No, but it does mean that I don’t have to come up with all types of self-discipline and will power. Instead, I learn day by day to rely on Him to be faithful to give me what I need for this day to do His will and work in me what is pleasing to Him. I find my place of being in Him.
Lord, on this Friday, may you take me one step closer to relying on You. One step closer to being the Jesus Girl you have called me to be. You have given me everything I need to be completely Your’s. Help me to run to you today when I am tempted to act like someone other than who you created me to be. I love you so! Amen