...Our circumstances are the means God uses to exhibit just how wonderfully perfect and extraordinarily pure His Son is. Discovering a new way of manifesting the Son of God should make our heart beat with renewed excitement.
—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (14 May, "The Habit of Enjoying Adversity")
There it is again, in different words: "...so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies." That's what obedience is about for the Christian. Just like yesterday, I'm nearly dumbstruck—what would the world look like if Christians, if I, stopped fooling around with disobedience? It wouldn't be just a bunch of squeaky clean, "straight-and-narrow" Ned Flanders types, living wholesome, moral lives and listening to Focus on the Family. We would see the life of Jesus manifested in our bodies. If we don't believe that would change our world, the very basis of our faith is rubbish.
Relaxing at Victrola now. Day off today, Finance Team tomorrow morning. At home I have a mango, purchased last night. It's a good life.