In John Ortberg’s book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, he tells the story of a young man who was, well grumpy. As the years went on, his grumpiness didn’t change and people just got used to it, and would say “Thats old Frank, he’s just grumpy.”
How sad is that? I know of people like this,for some reason the transformation of their lives stops. At some point, they just stop, if it ever started, transforming. That doesn’t seem like a good approach to life.
It seems to be that each day we should continue to be transformed and to leave the old ways. We should never give up on become more like our Savior.
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2 (New International Version, ©2010)
Are you still that same old guy?