Transformed by Grace – that’s what we who place our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are. Well, that’s what we are on the eternal plane anyway. Through the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are transformed by His grace from being lost in our sin to being forgiven and eternally held in the love of our Holy God.
For God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. — Colossians 1:13-14
Wow! Take a minute…take a few more…and think about what that means. Really means.
Does this rescue, does this eternal transformation change anything for me here and now? Does it change how I think? How I speak? How I act? How I interact with others – with all others? Does it change how and what I do in public? How and what I do in private?
Does Jesus really make a difference in who I am? Does who I am in Jesus make a difference to those around me? Do I look and act transformed? How deep is this transformation? Does it only go to my superficial level? To my comfort level? To my go to church, offer my tithe, say some prayers, read my Bible level?
OR does the radical, outrageous act of Jesus dying on the cross to rescue me transform me in radical, outrageous ways?
…I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies [your whole being, all that you are, think, say and do] as a living sacrifice to God – this is your spiritual [reasonable] act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. — Romans 12:1-2
May we each allow the radical, outrageous love of God, who has rescued us and transformed us on the eternal plane, to radically, outrageously transform us on this earthly plane. Right here. Right now. Every day, in every circumstance, in every relationship we have.
May the Body of Christ – that would be us – look, love and live more and more and more like the Body of Christ! May we each be Transformed by Grace! Starting with me. Right here. Right now. Amen and Amen!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane