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I love our TIL slogan: Be Transformed!

It comes from Romans 12:1-2: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

God does the transformative work in our hearts by His Spirit and by His Word.  We are “being” transformed not “doing” transformed. That is a big difference because the Lord does the work not us! He does it in partnership with us as we study His Word meaning that sanctification is synergistic not monergistic. That’s the traditional view of God’s people though it is greatly challenged today by some.

It is synergistic meaning that if I choose to disobey God, then I will limit God’s power to transform me. I can quench the Holy Spirit and hinder His work in my heart.

Read the Word. God’s Word gives the Holy Spirit more to work with inside of you to provide power  to you to change your thinking and the desires of your heart.

God is in the business of transforming us from caterpillars into butterflies and only He can do that great work!

-Mark (messenger who has been given a great message!)