October 25, 2020

Bob Maas
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever–increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Ephesians 4:22-24

Change is inevitable with everything in the material realm. It is also a huge part of the process God is working in me as I am transformed into the likeness of Jesus. He is the same all of the time. He never changes but as I mature in my faith and put more and more confidence in Him, I find that I am progressively more consistent in the way I am living. The major transformation is my acceptance of the circumstances, whether they seem good or bad, because either way, God is using them for a greater purpose than I can understand. As I abide in His presence, I am using less and less of my own reasoning, analyzing and thought processes. I am facing fewer and fewer problems because in the course of trusting the Lord I don’t view the former struggles as harmful events that need to be overcome. They are there for a while, but without doing anything and leaving them alone they have a way of taking care of themselves. I still have activities that I am responsible for but now my primary focus is maintaining my awareness of and fellowship with Him. The troubles I used to have which were distracting me from Him are now the very things that are making me more consciously aware of His presence and motivating me to trust Him more than ever before.