The Lord gave me a Word a few months ago. It was this…
The only thing you are committed to is mediocrity and staying the same
I immediately thought of many people I could give this Word to (ho, ho), BUT… what about my life?
If the Spirit of God lives in me, if I am being changed from glory to glory, if my mind is being renewed, if I am being transformed into the image of Christ, shouldn’t there be evidence of change?
I mean, I am not really starting off at a point of perfection (understatement). Far from it! So, daily and weekly there should be measurable change and there should be measureable fruit. I am reminded of a verse from Paul to the Corinthian church…
2 Cor 13:5
5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless, of course, you fail the test? NIV
My change and my fruit should be measurable day by day and week by week. This should give me a TESTIMONY of what the Lord is doing in me and through me. Then, when I meet with other believers we can have true fellowship, TESTIFYING about the things that God is doing in us and through us and praising Him for it.
Here are some of the verses I was thinking of when writing this blog today…
27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. NIV
2 Cor 3:18
18 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. NIV
12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will. NIV
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. NIV