birds-at-pensacola-beachThe ocean’s waves come quietly ashore,
Then disappear as quickly as they came.
No matter what the sand was like before,
When water leaves, it’s never quite the same.

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proud, ugly
resisting, contending, neglecting
stubbornness, sin, submission, reverence
performing, respecting, yielding
lovely, humble

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This is what God does in the life of one who is surrendered to Him. He doesn’t just clean us up on the outside, He makes us completely new from the inside out.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Photo taken along Skyline Drive, Virginia, 2014