God’s Communication Goals, Part Five, Goal Three: Your Transformation
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God wants to transform you.After knowing the Truth about who He is and knowing the Truth about who you are in Him,God is most interested in your permanent, radical, and miraculous heart-transformation.
God wants to give you a new heart…a pure heart.
He will literally use anything and everything to communicate this to you.
That’s why it’s so vital to pay attention and let God’s voice lead you.
It’s not always easy to hear His words and allow them to change you. It can burn and sting.
“See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.
But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness” Malachi 3:1-3
And at times you will be tempted to question God’s motives and His methods.
“But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” Romans 9:20-21
But God knows what is best for you. See, He knows your heart-transformation, though difficult, will allow you to ascend to places in Him you didn’t even know existed…
“Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah” Psalm 24:3-6
Live your life in true freedom…
“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” Psalm 119:45
And discern His perfect will for your life…
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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
How is God transforming you today?
“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.” II Corinthians 3:18
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Fabulous! “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”…that’s one of my all-time favorite verses. My life’s goal! And I gasped out loud when I saw that photo of the pottery wheel with the baby! Incredible! (I coulda used that a while back myself!) Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words!
Have a wonderful, joyful, blessed Christmas my friend!
I love the pics in this post! Awesome 🙂
Wonderful photo post. Merry Christmas to you!
Thank you for sharing. I will be sure to share this with my husband. Hugs and Love, Jen
I read your wonderful post yesterday but got interrupted while I was commenting. So, if you notice that I was on your blog for a long time, I forgot to close it down. I’m finally getting back and wanted to reread this thought provoking post. Gosh, there’s so much more to you Sandy than meets the eye. You’re a deep thinker and have a desire to grow in your relationship with the Lord. I love that.
Heart transformation; WOW! It gives everything a new perspective as we realize who we are IN CHRIST adn then allow Him to change us from the inside out. And yes, He knows what’s best for us. I hate that I fight Him on this at times. Because when I surrender and learn to trust Him, my heart is so much more peaceful.
There’s been something I’ve been praying about for the last 15 years concerning the salvation of loved ones. But God is good. When I think that it’s impossible, I’m reminded that nothing is impossible for Him. Just this morning I had renewed hope by words that were spoken to me. This probably doesn’t make full sense without knowing the context but I just know God is working in situations of my life and loved ones. And I’m so thankful and will be patient as I anticipate how He will work.
What a beautifull devotion. Thank you for being such an amazing child of God. He is definitely speaking through you to all of your readers. I love the picture of the potters hands it’s so powerful.
I hope your Christmas is full of God’s peace, love and joy. Merry Christmas!
WOW this is just what I needed! Thanks