A Spiritual metamorphosis – True Worship!
“This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. (Romanos 12: 1 – 2 GNB)
God is Spirit and God is love. You are also a spiritual being and created to love.
When you are born again of the Spirit of God, His Holy Spirit joins your spirit to become one with Him (1 Cor. 6:17). This means the love of God also fuses with your spirit and you have a new life with the ability and capacity (His Power working in you) to love God and others.
Jesus defined love as treasuring and putting His commands into action so that we experience the ‘God-quality‘ life. You are a new creature in Christ Jesus and your entire nature has been transformed to be like Him through faith. (2 Cor 5: 17, Gal. 2:20)
How does Love Transform?
The Spirit of Truth says, ‘if we love the world and the things of the world then we do not have the Father’s love’ (1 Jn 2:15) because this would mean division in our affections, it is impossible to give ourselves to both completely. In the Father’s love there is no division but a true union which grows and multiplies (fruit expressed as more of the same nature). We need to decide who is the centre of our affection? The Father or the World?
Are you tired of being dragged along and down by earthly things? The natural, material, realm is limited and temporal. When you are truly born again of the Spirit your life changes radically because you are permanently connected, “plugged in” daily to the Spirit of Christ, the Son of God!
“All who hear the voice of the Son of God will live”! When you hear His voice and respond in love expressed as an obedient self-less life, you experience His divinity transforming your humanity! This divinity in our humanity is ‘god-likeness’ and ‘godliness’ is attractive! True Love is a godly life!
He is the Spirit of Holiness who restores His unique blueprint (design) in you!
You are no longer a slave to sin, or to the world system with it’s humanistic culture, ideologies and religion, or to the deceit and lies of the devil. You are free from destructive habits and lifestyles that bring fear, pressure, stress, anxiety, sickness and poverty.
Now, with Christ, you are free and able to resist all temptation and courageous enough not to be controlled by people or work pressures. It is your relationship with the transforming Spirit of Power, Truth and Grace who enables you to be strong in areas that you never thought possible. Your weaknesses become your strengths through Christ, who is, ‘the Power of God and the Wisdom of God’, and who lives in you to help you by His Holy Spirit.
In Christ you are secure in who you are. You know your origin determines everything. You have returned to the Alpha and Genesis of your life, your Heavenly Father. You are born again in Christ Jesus by the Spirit of God, and you have come to receive true life. As you let His Love guide and govern your life, you experience increased intimacy and oneness with Him forever.
You are Be-Loved, now, always, forever, constantly loved by the Father of all. Decide to be generous and share His love with someone today! Let’s demonstrate the transformed life of the Love of the Father.
Let’s continually forgive, be reconciled with our family and friends, spiritual brothers and sisters, workmates and authorities. Let’s be givers not takers, bless and not curse, live by faith not unbelief and negativity. Let’s be courageous and kind to all. Let’s be patient and merciful as He has been merciful to us! In the Power of One! In the Power of His Love!
Remember You were chosen before the foundation of the world in Christ Jesus and now you have eternal life, an eternal union with Him! Transformed to be One with Him forever! To Love and Be Love, as He is Love, because Love changes everything!