And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matt 4:18-19 NKJV
Every child of God must continually remember that becoming is more important than doing, so many children of God strive to live in acceptable manner before God, yet for many there is an emptiness, a sense of unworthiness that failure often brings and a feeling of dissatisfaction they can’t explain, for some no matter how hard they try they just can’t seem to measure up. The simple reason for this may lie in the fact that many try to do before they become.
Becoming must precede doing, we must get to the place where what we do is the natural result of who we have become and that we are continually becoming what we seek to do.
The only way this can be is by the transforming work of Christ who has promised to make us if we follow him, the measure of our fidelity to God’s purpose in Christ is not measured by faithfulness to Church and its works or by adherence to laws, rules and commandments ( this is good and necessary) but by who we are continuously being changed into, the sons of God
Jesus’ commitment to us is to transform us by His Spirit and word, our commitment to Him is to follow Him by faith and obedience to His word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
This is what we are not been taught and it is the essence of the Christ life, the power to overcome sin and evil is in the life of Christ in you and not by mere selfwill and effort, many overcome or hide the sins without but are slain by the imperfections within, God wants us to be holy within and without.
O Lord, let your life transforming Spirit continually change me from glory to glory until I have become unrecognizable even to myself and Christ alone is seen in me.