The Christian life should be one of transformation. Romans 12:2 says to "be transformed by the renewing of your mind." This has to do with one's thinking. We need to change our thinking.
II Timothy 3:16 reminds us that transformation involves reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. The practical life application here includes breaking free from addictions, wrong habits, and getting rid of anything that does not belong in our lives. Be open to correction.
Another word for transformation is restoration. Psalm 23:3 states that God restores our soul. In Psalm 51:12, David asks, "Restore to me the joy of my salvation." Take time to reflect and to get away from the busyness of life.
A person can also see transformation through the deliverance from certain circumstances. "God is to us a God of deliverances" declares the psalmist in Psalm 68:20. Expect deliverance.
As Christians we are to be continually "conformed to the image of His Son." (Romans 8:29)
One last word for transformation is renewal as stated in II Corinthians 4:16. "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day." We need to be transformed from the inside out.
If you are a Christian, to what degree are you experiencing...
transformation of your thinking?
reproof, correction, and training in righteousness?
restoration of your heart and soul?
deliverance from negative or destructive circumstances?
conformity to the character of Christ?
renewal of your inner person?
Hopefully, in one or more of these areas you are being transformed.
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