Transformed

Philippians 3:20-21 promises that we will be transformed.

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Meanwhile, though, we are being transformed. Note Matthew 4:18-20.  Jesus called his disciples and said I will make you fishers of men. They were not yet fishers of men, but Jesus intended to train them up so that they could be.

So, here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Romans 12:2)

We are all a work in progress. Pray for transformation in yourself and others. Be patient while it happens and certainly be patient to those around you who are being transformed. Transformation is God’s job, not yours.

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