October 21, 2020
I want to start out today's devotion with a testimony that happened to my cousin back in the early 1980s.
Testimony: Chuck and I were at a special meeting at our church in Missouri back in the early 80s. The power of God’s presence was very strong there in that service. The minister laid hands on Chuck and, as he prayed for him, Chuck fell on the floor and was there for several hours. I watched Chuck after the meeting shut down and everybody went home. He told me that he felt like his face was being rearranged, and what I saw confirmed what was happening to him. I didn’t understand why or what was happening, but I knew that it was not something that you see every day.
Transformed: make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character.
I am not the same person that I use to be as my outward FORM is changing. I’m much better looking now, praise God! My twin brother says that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. My character has also undergone change.
The word from transformation is "metamorphosis." It means to change the essential nature of something. You see, here the church is being described as essential. This change is for real. Not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. It’s like a caterpillar going through the process of being an ugly insect to becoming a beautiful butterfly. This is God’s desire, to bring His people through this process. He seeks to transform the people in the church into His image.
Father, I am so happy that You looked past the ugly person that I was, and that You are transforming me into a beautiful creation. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.