Let’s all admit that we can not change ourselves. Some have tried using self help concepts and attending seminars only to find themselves falling short of successfully accomplishing the goal.
True transformation takes place on the inside of the human heart and psyche. The place I am referencing is deeply embedded in the third layer of the brain called the limbic system. Access to this area is limited to language or speech, but what’s limited to us is not limited to God.
With that said, it is the Holy Spirit that transform our hearts, minds and our lives. I unequivocally believe this with all my heart, and that’s what gives me hope. Hence, the reason why we’re not ‘done’ at the point of salvation. God continues an ongoing work in us to transform us into the image of His Son, Jesus!
Withou a doubt, “God is adamant that He can radically changes lives–and desires to do so! Romans 12:2 says, “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!”
I know some of you might be thinking, “Where’s the accountability, if all we have to do is let God do the work?” Well, the accountability in this spiritual transformation transaction consist of possessing active faith. Yes, we have to apply active obedience to our faith because faith without active obedience faith is dead (James 2:17).
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, I love the way Paul references the end of our transformation journey at the beginning of our new journey in Christ. He said, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
My beloved brothers and sisters, this Easter I want you to remember that Jesus died to save you and He also rose from the grave conquering sin and death to transform you!