Do not conform any longer 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 NIV
The Bible has taught us so much about the fact that we to be transformed. Yet so many Christians today know nothing of any real change. The change many settle for is one of higher morals, cleaner lifestyles, or to hope for a longer lasting future. These by-products can and should be experienced, but they are far from what we strive for. What each follower of Christ should hope for is direct and meaningful contact with our God. In our fallen state this is impossible. We are earth-oriented and self-oriented beings. We need to be transformed into being totally enveloped with God! Are we experiencing this change in us now?
If we could see past ourselves and our tiny planet, we would begin to see how big our Lord Is. We could begin to understand how much God has done to awaken our awareness of Him. Shall we pray now for a fresh realization of what it can mean for us to shift our interests from us to Him! The closer we come to God, the smaller and more insignificant our own issues will seem. Shall we ask God to let us see how much more of our wills can be transformed today to Him, to seek Him and love Him?
Open the eyes of our hearts! Show us the distance that separates us from You! Then help us be transformed into people who do whatever it takes to win You with us we pray!