In Process for Planning, we discovered that God does not have an x-step plan for guaranteed success. His plans for His children are dynamic, and unpredictable. There are two ways to learn this.

The first way to respond to God’s dynamic nature in planning is to resist, self-manage and control. My experience tells me that He allows us to pursue this approach; knowing, one day, that we will get tired, look up, and realize we are not making much progress.

The second response is to trust and follow. As we recognized in our last article on this subject, Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you…”. That is what we are here for: To be made fit for God’s call to more. As so, we come to the matter of our transformation.

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. 2Corinthians 3:18

You can find a number of articles on this subject by searching for “transform” on the inLight Adventure blog site. It is my favorite topic. Metamorphoo is my favorite Greek word!

For now, let me highlight a few key points, regarding Jesus’ method for our making, which will help you cooperate in the work.

  1. Transformation is the privilege of every Jesus follower: “But we all…”
  2. Beholding the Lord is a requirement. This means two things. First, we must be regularly positioned (no surprise there). Second, we must have a heart of obedience. Jesus promised to manifest Himself to those that have and keep His commandments (John 14:21).
  3. “…into the same image” is not hyperbole; nor is it metaphor. When we are transformed, people will see more of His glory in our new assignment (Matthew 5:16). Therefore, we can assume that men will notice us less. This is a humbling that we must choose to accept.
  4. The work of transformation is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit. If you have not been introduced to the vast work of the Spirit in the life of a follower of Jesus, you need to correct that shortcoming now – right now. Let me suggest: The Lost Foundations – The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.

Navigating God’s call to more is filled with mystery. It is an adventure. Don’t let fears of the unknown overwhelm the excitement He has promised.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
Psalm 37-3-6

God bless you with grace to respond enthusiastically to His transformation promise.

Humbly yours and forever His,

Rob