Being a Christian is
like a pumpkin.
First, God picks you from the pumpkin patch
and brings you in from the field.
The Bible says He selects us out of the world.
We are in the world, but no longer of the world.
He then washes all the "dirt" off the outside
that we received from being around all the other pumpkins.
All the outside influences of our
former life must be cleaned up.
Old things are passed away and all things are become new.
He carefully removes all those
seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear.
After Jesus is invited inside,
you begin to experience the changing
power of God's love in your life.