I am intrigued by the word “transformation” and as it came up in Romans as well as 2 Corinthians, I decided to pursue why this word at this time is important for me to explore.
My sons, when they were in the 7 – 9 age range, had a short-lived fascination with Transformers. As I watched a seemingly harmless object like a truck quickly turn into a strange looking creature, I was drawn in by the mastermind that was behind creating a toy that appeared one way in the box on the shelf, but in the hands of a child became something totally different.
The word transformation means “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance”. You can also use the words “change, alteration, metamorphosis, and conversion to explain the same concept. The definition alone describes what I saw when I watched my sons change their regular toy into this amazing looking real life creature.
Why is God laying this word on my heart at this time in my life? Right after typing this question, I realized that many of you that know me probably are thinking that you already know the answer. I also have an answer to the question.
Since January, I have been praying a prayer in pursuit of brave, next steps and clarity.
God listens! Let me say it again. God listens to our every word and the silent whispers that fill our hearts. He looks for ways to transform our walk with Him to deepen the relationship that He cherishes with each of us. Prayer does make a difference and as I seek to understand what God has planned next, I spend time with Him, read scripture and just listen for answers.
God shows up and translates my prayer into baby steps forward as if I am just learning to walk, but at the same time feeling that the steps are just right. I find myself doing things that are out of my comfort zone. To someone else they might seem normal but for me, I know I my heart is breaking for what God is calling me to do. The Spirit is transforming my next into God’s plan.
God promises to transform us into His image through the Spirit. Our open hearts and prayers for brave lead us to our next. This is God’s promise.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
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I love how reading God’s Word leads us to all of His promises. I have been looking at some of God’s promises as He has been leading and if you missed reading about the promise of rest or provision, click here. #Godspromises
My prayer for transformation is one that God delights in answering and as I move forward in faith, amazing things will happen. Transformation happens when our eyes stay focused on Jesus and our hearts are open to receiving whatever is next. The verse in Romans reminds us to keep going and not be distracted by the world, but in a stance of arms open wide ready to embrace God.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
I love when you stop by and join me here. I pray that God affirmed or reassured something for you as you read these words. May we all know that God cherishes a deep relationship with us and surrendering to Him will cause a transformation of the Spirit in us.
In grace and peace,
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