Note: we can make ourselves presentable when we want to impress others. We can change our outward appearance when we desire to be sexual and attractive to another person, but when it comes to the Lord God and what He expects, we deny Him the right to dictate to us our approach to life.
God is in charge of what we do with our lives, because we are His sheep, His children. He expects us to be righteous in His sight. Not walking around here expressing ourselves in a flesh manner and expect the Lord to cover because He loves us so much.
He does, and He will forgive us for sin, but we must realize that Grace only goes so far. After life that has been lived, Grace is no longer needed, because you will no longer be in the flesh when we stand before the Lord. Praying that we are not guilty.
Sacrifice and live Holy. Live without sin. Do not wake up and make decisions to improve your skills in lying or deceiving. Make a decision to get up daily to serve the Lord your creator and King.
This shows that you and I have the heart and spirit to be faithful to our God. It doesn’t matter about who is running this race with you, it matters that you find the strength to run with patience. To endure as a soldier not of misfurtune, but full of joy and gratitude for what you have been given from the Lord tour God.
Let the Spirit move you to move others.