Be A Pepper

We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.  2 Corinthians 3:18 HCSB

Do you remember the 1970’s Be A Pepper ads?  A man took a drink of Dr. Pepper while the dancing crowd around him sang, “The taste is gonna knock you out!  The more you drink the more you shout!”  Instantly convinced, the man sang out, “I’m a Pepper!”

As a child, I thought, “I want to be a Pepper too!”  I took my allowance money, ran to the corner store, and bought a Dr. Pepper.  I took a drink and waited for the music and transformation to begin, but nothing happened.  I never did become a Pepper.  It was just a lot of hype.

However, when we become a follower of Jesus Christ, the transforming power of God’s grace in our lives is not hype.  It is real.  The Father begins to grow us into the likeness of His Son.  Being a gracious God, He has provided us with His Holy Spirit, who guides us through our lives, helping us to become more like Jesus.

Lord, thank You for Your grace.  Help us to daily submit ourselves to You.