Whether it is on a new blog page design or the incredible newness of a God-changed life, transformation does take time. I am trusting a few people to guide me with the remaining technical aspects on the redesign. The behind the scenes coding that moves a website from common to extraordinary. We're almost there and I think you will love it as much as I do.
You might ask, "But doesn't it take God only a few seconds to transform us?" Good question with a yes and no answer. When we agree with God that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves, and we invite Him to take over and allow Christ to become both Savior and Lord of our lives, an instantaneous miracle takes place. A new heart and mindset becomes increasingly evident. We know "who we were" and "how we felt" about ourselves and others. Before anyone else recognizes the change, we recognize the change.
However, as we begin a new journey with God, additional modifications of our previous self will be realized. One by one, like an onion being peeled away, we shed the layers that are in opposition to living as a child of God. My personal opinion is that it will continue in us right to heaven's door, stopping at the entrance when all things are made completely new. I am genuinely looking forward to that day.
The original objective in providing this ministry remains the same - to make Him known! He is my life, my first love, and the One I trust to continue His transforming life in me. I'm on the lookout for anything in me that needs His touch. When we think we have arrived, we prove we haven't.
From Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest" (a favorite devotional of many years) - -
"Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him...." Mark 10:21 This look of Jesus will require breaking your heart away forever from allegiance to any other person or thing. Has He ever looked in this way at you? Where you are soft and pliable with God is where the Lord has looked at you. If you are hard and vindictive, insistent on having your own way, and always certain that the other person is more likely to be in the wrong than you are, then there are whole areas of your nature that have never been transformed by His gaze."
Being challenged is a good thing. We can and will complete this journey together!
~Blessings and Love