Be TRANSFORMED! Lord, I pray You lead folks in Your Word this morning it is SO GOOD. And it is apparent we are called to be TRANSFORMED. By defintion, transformed means: to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.
A dramatic change. I'm not sure why, but as I read this chapter a couple times the phrase "IT'S TIME TO GET OFF THE MILK" came to mind. This took me back to Hebrews 5, where the author was telling the folks they needed to move to a place of maturity, an understanding of righteousness, having trained themselves to know God's will from the world's or their own.
Holy Spirit, help us get off the milk! Help us to be transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as from the Lord (2 Cor. 3:18) In those places of comfort, remind us we are not called to be comfortable, but to be a reflection of You to a world who desperately needs to see You, and compel us to move to the next place in our journey.
This, this is how we will be able to do all that is asked in this chapter:
Speak out with as much faith as God has given.
Lead as called.
Be kind gladly.
REALLY love, don't pretend to.
Do not be persuaded by what is wrong.
Serve the LORD enthusiastically.
Rejoice in hope.
Patient in trouble.
Give to those in need.
Bless those who persecute you.
Pray for persecutors.
Be happy with the happy.
Weep with the brokenhearted.
Live in harmony.
Do not be proud.
Do not return evil for evil.
Do all that you can to live in peace with EVERYONE.
Lord transform us, keep our hearts on You and what You're calling us to right here, rather than hold tightly to places of comfort and acceptance by the world and complacency. In Jesus Name, amen ❤