Friday, April 16, 2010

Transformed By The Light!

God has a way of transforming us into the individuals that He planned for us before we were born. He knew us and set us apart before we were formed in our mother’s womb. Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you to be a prophet to the nations.”
God has a plan for our lives. It may not become apparent until much later when we become more mature in the word. For some, it may happen in their teens, but not so for others. It may take a little time before you start to discover who you are on God’s team.

The important thing to remember is that the timing belongs to God. He has a way of transforming us from the inside. We are led in certain directions so that we may first prosper in a particular area of our lives, thereby strengthening us and building us up in that area first, so that we can be moved onto the next agenda in due course.

If we try to push things too soon, we run the risk of failing. We must let God build everything on solid foundations. Psalm 127:1 NKJV “Unless the LORD builds the house,They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.”

God may lead you down a particular path, in order that you may gain the valuable experience necessary for your journey. Sometimes we may not understand the whys and the wherefores; however, we must learn to trust that God Almighty has His purpose in your life. There is a time and a season for everything. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”

We may never understand God’s intricate plan in our lives. Even when we have the gift of hindsight, there are many reasons that we must undergo certain trials and testings. We do know however that in all things God works for our good. Romans 8:28-30 NKJV “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these he also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”

If we are patient however, we will come to see much reward for our labours. There is much reward coming to those who follow the way of the Lord. He is the way, the truth and the life, and if you will allow Him He will shine the way forward for you so that your life may be a blessing to others, thereby glorifying God the Father in Heaven. John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Amen.

PS Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”

All glory as always goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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