In the church tradition in which I was raised perfect attendace pins were awarded for those people who did not miss Sunday School for one year. For each year thereafter a bar was added to the original pin. Many people wore their string of pins as a testament to their years of being in class. As a young child I envied these people, but as I grew older I realized there was little correlation between pins and spiritual growth. I knew people with perfect attendance for 20 years or more who did not live transformed lives. They were still grumpy, still short-tempered, still angry at all the wrong things, and still basically joyless.
Morphing is when we allow change to happen to us. Instead of being grumpy, short-tempered, angry and joyless we are morphed into people who are kind, patient, self-controlled, and joyful. And how does this morphing take place? When we quit trying and allow God to work in us. No amount of Bible studies or service activities will change who we are. Only God can do that, and only when we are ready and willing.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within in me." Psalm 51:10