Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TRANSFORMED INTO HIS IMAGE


2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Day in and day out we are being changed into the image of the Lord.  We are growing to be more like Him.  What does it mean to be more like God, to be more like Jesus, and to be more like the Holy Spirit?  It means to act like they would act.  We can always see how God would act by looking at the life of Jesus.  Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.  He said that whoever has seen Him has seen the Father.

So how did Jesus act?  He went around doing good and healing those who were oppressed by the devil.  He loved people.  John could lay His head on the Creator’s chest.  He saw people who were hungry, and He went and fed them.  When a person had a problem with a demon, He cast that thing out of them.

What was Jesus like?  When a woman was caught in adultery, He said He did not condemn her.  So we see He was a restorer.  When the woman at the well talked to Him and He revealed her past, He never condemned her, but she left sharing the good news about Him.  Jesus never condemned Mary.  In fact, the only people that He had a problem with were the arrogant religious leaders.

God wants us to look at the face of our Jesus and to be transformed into His image; to change from glory to glory.  The way you do this is to look to Jesus. Look to His large heart and look at how He loves people, and then let that love flow from you to others.  Be His hands to a hurting world. Instead of words that would cause strife, let your words be words of His grace.

You see, people are so hungry for love.  People are looking for true Christians.  They are looking for ones that do not make them feel condemned, but when they are around these Jesus-people, they feel lifted up.  It makes them want to know this Jesus too.  So today, let us look clearly into His loving eyes and share that love with those around us.


CONFESSION:  I choose to be a person that lets Jesus shine through me.  I choose this day to be a lover of people, because Jesus is. I choose to look into His loving eyes and let others see Jesus in me.

Today's Bible Reading
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1 Chronicles 12:19 - 1 Chronicles 14
Romans 1:1-17
Psalms 9:13-20
Proverbs 19:4-5


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