The great transformation is what God does in us and He changes us from what we were when we started to what He wants us to be. It’s a process, not something that happens all at once, it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It happens over a period of time. If you want to enjoy your journey with God then you’ll have to be patient and realize that although you’re not yet where you need to be that God is not mad at you. He loves you every step of the way. The main thing that God wants is, for us to just keep pressing on and to be making some kind of progress.
I like progress. I like to know that I’m getting somewhere, even if it’s not everywhere that I would like to be at least on getting somewhere. You may not be where you want to be to thank God you’re not really used to be. I want to encourage you to be excited about the growth that you’ve had. Don’t always just be looking at what you’re not, but really get excited. Take some time and think about the difference in you, from when you started with God and where you’re at now.
The greatest cramp transformation is, for a person to be selfish, self-centered, self-conscious, self-conceited, self-confident, self-absorbed and be turned into a Christ-like unselfish child of God who walks in love. That’s our GOD – walking in love not the world kind of love that we turn on and off depending on what people do. But the agape of God – the kind of love that just loves because that’s what it is. A good thing to pray is God reduce me to love. Let me be a body wholly filled and flooded with love. The greatest commandment –
- Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lordyour God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
- This is thefirst and great commandment.
- And thesecondis like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
The Bible is a book largely about relationships. It’s about our relationship with God, our relationship with people but it’s also a lot about our relationship with ourselves. The Bible talks about the way God wants us to see ourselves and the attitude that He wants us to have toward ourselves. God actually wants you to love yourself. Not in a selfish self-centered way but in a balanced healthy way. He wants you to not be against yourself all the time; constantly finding everything that’s wrong with you but He wants you to see what He has created you to be. Although you have not arrived yet; you are on your way. You need to learn who you are in Christ and then begin to walk in that to experience this kind of transformation.
When we are born again we were put into Christ and He comes to live in us. We become one and so Him being in us, we now share everything that He is, everything that He has and everything that He has done by faith. Jesus is totally righteous; nothing wrong with Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Jesus became sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ. So in Christ, one of the things that we now have is rightness instead of wrongness.
Romans 3:23, 24
- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
It doesn’t say that we all have sinned and did fall short, we are falling short. Every day every moment we are falling short of the honor and the glory which God bestows and receives. In Christ we are made right with God. You know how wonderful and freeing it is to not have to constantly meditate on everything that’s wrong with you. The world is full of people that are more than happy to tell you what’s wrong with you. I say, we are righteous. I don’t mean we do everything right and that’s the glory of this. We all are falling short of the glory of God.
The Bible says that when we sin we not only sin in behavior but also in thought and word. We might as well just give up the pressure of perfectionism and stop feeling like God’s going to reject us or be mad at us if we don’t perform perfectly every day. If you love God enough then you are not a person that’s getting up every day looking for an excuse to sin. Do your best and let God do the rest. Every day you’ll get better and better and better little by little from glory to glory.