Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. ~ Paul, 3|14col
Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again. ~ Max Lucado
The Holy Spirit is all about formin' the likeness of Christ in you and me, and He ain't never been a wimpy quitter.
It all starts after our most important decision is made to repent and believe as we are born for a second time. Yup, He greatly desires.. not that we try to look like the world in order to allure those who are lost in this world.. but for us to simply look like Christ in our character, in the way we express ourselves, in our demeanor, in our private and public prayer lives, as well as in our deeds and attitude.
Forget all that striving to starve and look as the world says you should look - that's not the primo image. Feast on God's Word and become satisfied... content and full of joy!
Of course none of us will become "deity" as some so called churches teach (LDS are far off), but bein' conformed into Christ's image, and in how we live in fellowship with the Lord is what's important (see Romans 8|29).
As a natural outworking of our biblical worship and two way vertical relationship, God can use us to attract others into His Kingdom when we by faith put on the attributes of Jesus. You know.. put on His righteousness, His agape love (v.14), His tender mercies, His patience (Col. 3|12), His kindness, His humility, His meekness, His holy lifestyle. Listen, the Father so loves you just the way you are, and He accepts you whenever you approach Him as you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. That's a good thing. He pours His love in us - He changes us as we simply cooperate. facebook.com/shareJesus