Sometimes a word from the Lord will seem to kind of “sneak up” on you. You can’t exactly place how it came to you…it’s just there. That happened to me with a fresh insight to Romans 12:2, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
I still don’t have much vocabulary to explain it. What I do have is a “mind blower.”
I already knew from previous study that the word “transformed” is the same word as “transfigured” in Matthew 17:2. And it means ‘to change into another form’ (Greek: Metamorphoo). We use the word metamorphosis when describing what happens with a caterpillar that becomes a butterfly.
I “suddenly” realized that Romans 12 is an invitation to do what Jesus did. To realize heaven as more real than earth. In that process there is something spiritually powerful that takes place. It affects us. It transforms us from being mere men to truly heavenly conscious…even more than conscious…our heavenly environment becomes increasingly real. We realize as never before what the Father is doing and saying. We sense it more vibrantly.
To know how this happens we examine the example of Jesus. He was “transfigured” when he went to the place of fellowship with His Father. I believe we can more and more experience through embracing and soaking in His presence. As we do so with His Word, our minds become continually renewed.
2 Corinthians 3:18, “But we all with open face behold as in a glass the glory (goodness) of the Lord are “changed” (transfigured) into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
What things have you discovered have helped you “Morph” (Take on a positive change)?
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