I think one of the worst things to call someone is a hypocrite or a fraud. What a dreadful description! Sadly, we can admit there are more wearing that title today than ever before. Whether consciously or unconsciously, hypocrisy is becoming one of the fastest growing norms of our day. There’s probably already a t-shirt glamorizing the coolness of the trend. No matter which word is used (hypocrite or fraud), they’re both epic fails because they don’t arouse our spiritual beings to press toward the mark of a high calling in Jesus Christ. God expects more from us than our complacent, self-righteous, two-faced, fraudulent ways. He expects us to be transformed and renewed daily, recognizing the signs of our time. God shares His concern in Luke 12,
” Then he turned to the crowd and said, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. “When the south wind blows you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is. Hypocrites! You interpret the sky well enough, but you refuse to notice the warnings all around you about the crisis ahead. Why do you refuse to see for yourselves what is right?” (verses 54-57, The Living Bible)
Let’s get this right. No more doing it our way. God knows best and He said stop fooling around with the life He gave us. Wake up and pay attention! Be ye transformed!
This week’s Prayer Assignment :
Pray – God, I offer my everyday, ordinary life to you to be transformed, changed from the inside out. I no longer want to fit in the world around me, I only want to fit in your will for my life. My attention is on you! I want to live a life pleasing in your eyesight. God, hear my prayer. God, be my strength. In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Prayer works! Complete the prayer assignment and watch God move in your midst. You can do this!
This week’s Helper is written in accordance with My church’s weekly Lenten devotions centering on healing and deliverance in seven areas during the Lenten season. This is the last week of the season. This week’s devotion is on transformation.