The Tootsie Pop Chronicles – Pt. Funf

DOTS

I’ll explain this picture in a bit.

So we’ve been unpacking Romans 12:1 – 2. We’ve said these verses represent the sweet spot God has in mind for you. Refresh your memory…

“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies to God a living and holy sacrifice which is your spiritual act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:1 – 2

  • You’re living in your sweet spot when you live your life as a LIVING SACRIFICE.
  • You’re living in your sweet spot when yours is a LIFE TRANSFORMED.
  • And today we’ll see that when you live in your sweet spot you become the LIVING PROOF of God at work in the word.

The end of that verse says, “…that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

As a Believer in Jesus Christ living in your sweet spot you become the EVIDENCE of God at work in the world today. You can demonstrate the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. You can be an answer to Jesus’ prayer to, “Let Your Kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

I have three kids. If I took you to my house when my kids weren’t home you would see it. There’s evidence of my children everywhere! On some days you’ll find toys neatly stacked in the shelves in the ‘play’ room [some people would call it a dining room, but we play there :)]. On other, less disciplined days, you’ll find toys spread out all over the house. You’ll find hand drawn pictures on the refrigerator. You’ll see little step stools at the end of cabinets. My kids use them to get tall enough to reach the cookies or the chocolate or the tooth brush. If you came to my house you’ll see it. There’s evidence of children here.

It goes beyond that, though. If you looked on my fireplace mantle you’d see pictures of my kids. The poor ugly things look just their Dad. If you looked in my refrigerator you’d find a bottle of chocolate milk. It’s one of my son’s favorite drinks, mine too. You’d find tootsie rolls on the cabinet, my other son’s favorite candy, mine too. You’ll find stories of knights and princesses recorded on my TV, my daughter’s great interest, mine too.

If you come to my home you’ll see. The evidence is clear. There are children here and these children are mine.

You are a child of God. As His child you are the evidence of God at work in the world today. The Bible says that when you live for Him you, “…prove what the will of God is.”

What kind of proof do you offer the world? When people look at your life are they more convinced of the reality of God or do they have trouble seeing it? Maybe you look at your own life and have trouble seeing it.

Take a look at the picture above. If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will remain only one color, pink. However, if you stare at the black cross in the center of the picture the dots turn green. Next, concentrate on the black cross in the center of the picture. After a short time all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a single, green, rotating dot.

Weird, huh!? The evidence of God is all around us. The question is whether or not we’re looking. As a Believer in Jesus Christ the evidence of God should permeate our lives. Over time, as we grow closer to God, people shouldn’t have to look too hard to see it. Most people gaze at their problems and only glance at their Savior. Concentrate on the cross at the center of your life. Do you see how the evidence in your life changes when you gaze at the Savior and only glance at your problems.

The song says, “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.” That’s the story of someone who has found their sweet spot. It’s the story of someone who has become the living proof of God in the world today.

Love y’all, God Bless,
Chad

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