January 1, 2016
THE YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION
Memory verse: 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Happy New Year and welcome to 2016. What is transformation? Transformation is a process by which we are changed from a lower level to a higher and better level. This year, God’s plan for you is for you to experience change in every area of your life. Change in your spiritual walk, change in your thinking, change in your words and actions. It is important to know that transformation is not possible without an encounter with the transformer. God is the only one that can change a man’s life. He’s the only one that can take you from one level of glory to another level of glory.
Romans 12:3 “3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” you cannot encounter God outside of the revelation of his person in the Word of God. True lasting change cannot occur without God’s word. As you meditate on the word of God, you experience a reprogramming of your thinking, a metamorphosis in your mind therefore you must give yourself to the word of God everyday this year. Present yourself to be changed and influenced for glory by the person of the word.
What are the benefits of transformation? Well, for one you will be able to do greater things with ease. Your capacity to achieve more is increased. You will also find out that you will be able to walk in the word of God by the Spirit of God with greater freedom and liberty. The word of God is God’s tool for transformation. If you neglect it, you neglect true and lasting change.
It is important to realize that the word of God has an inherent ability to cause changes. The word of God is not a book but a person. Hebrews 4:12 “2 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”. A person that is living and active, able to penetrate, divide the inwards parts of a man from the outward part of a man. The word of God is a cleanser able to cleanse our mind from impurities. The word of God is a builder, able to build us up into the image of the mature man in Christ. The word of God has a ministry, as you allow the ministry of the Word of God in your life, you experience glorious changes. So give yourself to the word this year.
CONFESSION: I am a student of the Word of God, I give myself to the Word daily, I meditate therein day and night. I think the Word, I do the Word and nothing else. Amen
Further Bible Reading: Ezekiel 36, Psalm 119, John 6
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