Ever got up in the morning, got dressed, and headed out the door for work, school or someplace else when you noticed the clothes you were wearing had wrinkles in them? No doubt you quickly turned around, and went back inside to iron or steam out the wrinkles. Why was that? It’s because your image is important. You always want to put your best foot forward so people think the best of you—even when it comes to how you dress. As representatives of God and His kingdom, that’s the same attitude we must always have when it comes to our spiritual image. If we have wrinkles in our lives, we must iron or steam them out. What are the wrinkles? They are the dysfunctions that take place in our lives. Things like the words we speak that don’t line up with God and His Word; the ungodly people we associate with who are a bad influence; and the ungodly conversations we indulge in that are not pleasing to God. Those things, and more, are like wrinkles in the fabric of our lives, and a poor testimony of our lives as believers. Galatians 2:20, English Standard Version, says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” And 2 Corinthians 5:17, The Passion Translation, tells us, “If anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.” When you were born again, God removed all the wrinkles from your life and made you “fresh and new.” Now, He wants you to stay wrinkle-free. If you’ve allowed more wrinkles to come into your life, get them out, and keep them out.
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