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I liked the analogy I used to illustrate the meaning of sanctification (= the process of being changed by Jesus) in small Bible class. I liked it so much so I decided to share it here, instead of keeping it in myself and thinking that I did such a good job. hehe

There's a TV program called Extreme Makeover: Home edition
(Japanese version is: "大改造!劇的before after", these houses are much more horrendous than the ones in the US or Australia!)

The show, Extreme makeover starts by professionals (designer, carpenters, architect, etc) coming to your house by saying, "Congratulations, your house is chosen!".
Then the professionals quickly start to sweep all the mess, destroy things that are not right, get rid of everything unnecessary. Then they will start painting new colours on the walls, make a new garden out of nowhere, replace a beautiful kitchen and all furniture. Everything is new. There is no ressemblance of what it was used to be!

And that's the same way God works in our lives.

One day God comes into your life and says: "Congratulations, I chose you!".
He will take away all your sins and make you clean. He will make a beautiful garden with streams of water, and he will take away all the unnecessary things.

"Old has gone and the new has come", the Bible says (2Corinthians 5:17), and he will help you to be more like Jesus.

The only difference between extreme makeover and God's work is that in extreme makeover, you will be on a holiday, and the next thing you realise, you have a new everything.
God's way and desire, instead, is that we will do the renovation together with God, progressively, and thoughout our lives! :)


Hopefully this analogy will come in handy for somebody who come across this blog :)
Stay blessed,

Mami

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Comment by Mami Ghone on May 29, 2010 at 3:10pm
RIkasan, Thank you so much for you r comment. It's always nice to hear from you :D I was also very sick for a few weeks (風邪、気管支炎&喘息を併発していました泣). But I'm much better and it's beautiful outside, so I'm going for a walk now :D
Comment by Mami Ghone on May 29, 2010 at 3:08pm
Hi Pastor Joseph, I was sick for almost 2 weeks and I couldn't do any work at all during that time. Thankfully I'm beeter since last night, and catching up with a lot of school work :) I hope you and your family are fine over there :)
Comment by Rika Ha on May 26, 2010 at 11:06pm
Hi!Mami-chan!I came across!It's so nice to read your blog.I'm thinking that I also have to write something on my blog posts but now I can do nothing except reading someone's and sleeping coz my battery seems to run out and needs to be charged.
sunday night's long prayer session was the very moment of renovation for me.I felt that some old parts inside died away from me and new one came into me.strange aftertaste.but not bad.rather than feel so nice and relieved.It left me a fever and gone.
How's your activities in your study,gospel choir,bible class going?Having fun?
Comment by Joseph Ricohermoso on May 25, 2010 at 11:48am
Hello, Mami. Thanks for this beautiful illustration. How are things with you there? - PJoseph

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