God Is Not a Silent Partner
Ephesians 1:4 (NIV®)
He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
If you’ve imagined that being a Christ-follower is just a way to get God’s blessings poured over your life, you’re going to be surprised and disappointed. God is not a silent partner or a “yes man.” He intends to turn the lights on and expose the things that are hiding in the dark corners—things that your friends have never seen, things that you’ve tolerated so long that they look normal. God will disrupt your life because His intent is to transform you. You’ll have to decide what to do with all those things that He is revealing to you. Will you push them back into a corner, or try to justify them, or stand where the light isn’t quite so bright? If you are committed to walking toward the life that God desires, that process will start on the inside and work its way out until you desire not just a “get out of Hell free” card, but God’s best—a life of holiness that is blameless in His sight.
THINK ABOUT IT
When God disrupts your life, ask Him if there is a place where He desires life transformation in you. Then let Him know you want to cooperate with His Holy Spirit for that change.
Heavenly Father, help me see every life disruption as an invitation from You toward spiritual change that will increase Your Spirit’s territory in my life. I want to become increasingly holy and blameless in Your sight. In Jesus’ name, amen.