January 6 – Jesus Shapes You
Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. P H I L I P P I A N S 4 : 9
Jesus shapes and tinkers and molds and forms. It’s what he’s good at. He walked the earth as a carpenter—trimming edges, nailing boards, and constructing treasured and useful items. Jesus shapes people too. For instance, he radically changed a stuffy, murderous religious type named Saul. Jesus knocked his egotistical, self righteous butt to the ground. He then healed the hatred and hurt that was in his heart. So deep was the transformation, in fact, that Jesus was able to use Saul (also called Paul) to shape others. He formed him into a life-giving example for people to follow. You too can be changed by Jesus to become someone who changes others.
Pray for the Day:
Lord Jesus, trim from me everything that gets in the way of your work in my life. Let me be transformed as your agent in this world.