One of the great promises of the Bible is that you have enormous potential for change. That is, Christians are being formed into the sort of people where it is possible that the character and deeds of Jesus naturally flow from who they are. We begin to act like Jesus without even thinking about it, yet the means to becoming that sort of person requires lots of thinking beforehand.
A Toyota Corolla doesn’t become a Porche by simply sitting in the garage, nor is a Christian shaped into the character of Jesus just by sitting in church.
The process of being shaped into a “New You” by God’s spirit, is a dynamic “2 stroke engine” of thinking about our life strategies (Repentance) and reflecting upon our unconditional acceptance by God (Rejoicing). Is your growth engine humming this week?