Monday, March 7, 2011

Transformation-Sanctification; a constant activity

Even while the Lord is utilizing through me all the talent and ability He put in me, at the same time He is working ON me! As I reach out to others, pray with them, pray for them, share the love of Christ with them, preach the Gospel of Salvation – so is my own heart being convicted, set free, changed and transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit working in me.

When Jesus called each of the disciples to BE His disciples, the Bible doesn’t show Him sitting down with each of them, explaining His theology, laying out His doctrinal system of belief or even pointing out to them that they were sinners in need of a Savior! Nor did He show that they were ignorant and in need of instruction. His call was simple, straightforward and FREEING, rather than enslaving. He said “Follow me”, and then shared His life, His thoughts, His beliefs, His doctrine, His very PURPOSE through the actions they SAW Him perform and the WORDS they heard Him speak.

So we, according to 2Corinthians 3:3, are to be living ‘epistles” – alive LETTERS to be read by all men, in our actions, deeds and words, showing Christ Himself through those actions, deeds and words to this world which desperately needs Him and His love.

II Corinthians 3: 2-3 (NKJV) You are our epistle written in our hearts known and read by all men: clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on the tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

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