Thursday, May 20, 2010

Transform... The Power of a Changed Life

This past Sunday I had the privilege of speaking at The Cause Community Church (have I mentioned how much I LOVE my church, greatest people around!) My message was called: Transform... The Power of a Transformed Life. Thought I would share a few of my thoughts...

"You can argue an argument, but you can't argue a transformed life"

• to change in form, appearance, or structure;
• to undergo a change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
• to change into another substance

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

James 4:6 (NIV)
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

Humility is the difference between the person that continues to allow God to transform them and the person that gets stuck and in their old ways. You have to learn to HUMBLE OUT so that you continue to grow & change!

Transformation is not a one-time experience, but an ongoing process

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NLT)
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are transformed into his glorious image.

I Samuel 10.6
“The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.”

You continue the ongoing process of Transformation, by allowing God to change the way you think
Romans 12:1-2
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good, pleasing and perfect.

God changes the way you think through:

1) Spending time in the Word of God
2) Being in Community w/ other believers (Discipleship)
3) Spending time In God’s Presence

God’s promise of transformation is for you, but it is not suppose to STOP with you

That’s where the GREAT COMMISSION comes in...

God wants to transform us so that we can experience His freedom and then help bring HOPE & HEALING to others!!


Lisa Ensor said...

What great little nuggets to think about! I wish you lived in town and we could sit and have coffee and talk sometime. I keep mentioning to Candis that we are going to come visit you soon! :)

Liz said...

Thanks Lisa. Chatting + Coffee with you would be delightful. You girls are welcome whenever, we would have one fun time together:) Lots of Love to you!