Friday, March 22, 2013

To be owned by God

Often times we claim ourselves to be better than those around us recounting the goodness and charity we display. But by doing that, we are being hypocritical because we are attempting to take undue credit of what belongs to God while shamelessly ignoring and rejecting the ownership of what really belongs to us, that is our sinfulness.

The "goodness' we have is because God in His mercy reclaimed, redeemed and restored certain flawed areas within us. The sinful nature within us remains so because it does not yet belong to God and we refuse to hand it over to Him to be redeemed and to be made Christ-like.

We are all, without an exception called to be holy as Christ is. We become Christ-like when we are totally owned by God. God does not do it without our permission. We, by accepting our frailty, consciously yearning to be pure, surrendering our selfish nature and sinfulness to God and patiently waiting for Him to transform us into His nature, set ourselves on this path to Holiness. And while God is at work, we are given this extraordinary privilege to gaze at the face of the Most Holy God and be radiant like Him and dissolve into His nature, little by little.