This post is Day 13 in a series of studies about “Renewing the Mind”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Renewing the Mind – Day 13
We too are being transformed. Be encouraged that your transformation is well on its way. All we have to do is spend quality time in His presence, read His Word, listen to His voice, and the changes will happen. His Spirit works in us to make us into His light.
2 Corinthians 3:18
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Yesterday we read about Jesus’ transfiguration, how the disciples got a glimpse of His glory. Today we read that we too are being transformed. Be encouraged that your transformation is well on its way.
What I like about this verse is the certainty that things are already changing. Paul, who wrote this letter to the Corinthian church, was very much aware of his own changes. He had been a radical Jew and a murderer of Christians, until he had a “head on collision” with God and became an “on fire” evangelist (Acts 9).
Maybe the changes in most of us reading this today will not be so dramatic. But God is still wanting to change us to be more like Jesus. The times Jesus spent alone with His Father are an example for all of us. He often went off alone to pray. As a human being He knew that that was where His strength came from. Our spiritual strengths come from those times too.
All we have to do is spend quality time in God’s presence, read His Word, listen to His voice, and the changes will happen. His Spirit works in us to make us into His light, to make us into the specific part of His body that He has intended us to be.
Praise Him that He is already changing you from glory to glory, and that you don’t have to do anything, except stay in His presence, worship Him and listen to His voice.
Pray that you will become more and more aware of His presence as you go through your daily activities.