Romans 12:1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
M&M’s are one of my favorite ebenezers.
Our sanctification (or process of becoming holy) is a moment by moment process. It does not come immediately when we believe, we have to walk it out, and make choices one day at a time, even one moment at a time. It doesn’t come easy, either. Moment by moment we are being changed into the image of the one that those choices honor…if we make worldly choices, we will look like the world. If we make godly choices, we will start to look like Him and bear His true image in our spirits.
Since I’m a visual learner (with a perpetual sweet tooth), who LOVES alliteration, I saw a bag of M&M’s and quickly associated them with “moment by moment”. And, when it gets tough…and I’m tired…and I need chocolate…there they are, a sweet, gentle reminder that it’s worth it, as I continue to press on. Of course, I purposely chose the yellow packet (with nuts) because most of my moments are a little nutty.