Romans 8:29 says, "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. I hear a lot debate about what it means to be predestined. I don't want to enter into that debate but if we stay on that part of the verse I think we miss the important part. That being conformed to the image of His Son. How does that happen? Do you feel conformed into the image of His Son? Yeah, me neither, I have so many glitches. I wish to be presented as a spotless virgin, Christ's holy bride but it will take a miracle!
That's just it. It does take a miracle. I can't make myself glitch free. I can only let it happen over time. It's God's work, and God's timing. He conforms us into the image of His Son. How awesome is that?
Talking with friends last night, each with their own set of glitches, we marveled at the path to holiness, that being the daily choice through tough circumstances to choose Christ, to choose Him when things aren't going our way, when it looks like His path only leads to death and loss. Holiness is what God makes of our choice to trust in Him no matter what the circumstance.