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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Changed on the inside = changed on the outside

Family fun making Smores around the fire
Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Day fourteen of our Alaska Adventure was a relaxing time around Scott and Elizabeth’s house and town. We were still amazed at the view of the Alaska Pipeline and all the work that went into created it.

Ken was a laborer on the Alaska Pipeline back in the mid 70’s. He worked up in the icy cold for a year and came back with $30,000. That was a lot of money 45 years ago! He blew it all in a month.

He went back and in six months made another $18,000. He came home again and this time he decided to visit church.

The first Sunday he walked through the doors and sat in the back seat the pastor had two thoughts - 1) He looked just like Grizzly Adams - beard and all and 2) Here was a man that would never become a Christian.

The pastor preached the message and gave an invitation. The instant the music began Ken came rushing down the aisle. The pastor thought he was going to be crushed him! Tears came down his face as he gave his life to Jesus.

The next Sunday he came back to services and the pastor didn’t recognize him -he was dressed in a 3 piece suit and no beard! When he was asked what caused him to shave and dress up he said, "Jesus changed me on the inside and I want people to know it - so I changed the outside."

Dear Lord, we pray that the difference You have made in our life would show not only on the inside but on the outside also. In the Name of Jesus, Amen. 

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