James 1: 3-4
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
Not exactly what some may want to hear on a Monday morning but it will help if the day produces challenges. We are being perfected, we are being fashioned and formed in his likeness. After all we were created in his likeness, lets keep it going. In order to do that we have to be stripped away of all the things that look like the world. Romans 12: 2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”