What these verses tell us is that if we are to be transformed, we need to surround ourselves with a little band of Christ-followers with whom we can get honest. We need to have a group. A group that we confess our sins to. A group we laugh with. A group we do lunch with. A group that has, in the words of Will Miller, refrigerator rights. (People with refrigerator rights are people who are so close that you don’t mind them rummaging through your refrigerator.)
Who are you growing toward Christlikeness with? Who are you bringing with you to grow toward Christlikeness? You can’t do this alone. But, with a group, disciplines will turn into habits. And, when it is a habit, godliness is almost automatic.
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