TOPIC: TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION
Scripture: .Galatians 4: 19. My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! The subject of transformation in the life of a believer is so essential to the overall growth of the believer.
For example you don’t become successful overnight, it is a product of investment, made over time, that determines if you will be successful or not and this boils down to the transformation that has occurred in your mind.
To maintain a life of success, you must have a superior mentality or a transformed mind. Today we shall be looking at tools for transfomation.
What are the tools for transformation?
1. The word of God: The word of God is the conveyor of the power of God! Receiving the sent word into your life is programming your life for success and victory.
Please note that transformation begins from the mind and then reflect on the entire life of a man. Transformation is in degrees, that is from one level to another (2Cor.3:18).
Beloved, it will interest you to know that the idea of becoming a transformed believer is God’s idea! It is not man’s idea:
Romans 8: 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Observe from the above scripture the clause “to be conformed to the image of his Son”!
The idea of conforming to the image of Christ is another word for transformation. So God wants you to be transformed and He gave us a pattern or reference, and that reference is Jesus Christ. So all our journey as students of the Bible is to be conformed/transformed so as to look like Christ.
The degree of your transformation is a function of the image of Christ that has been formed in you. All the effort of every servant of God sent your way is to ensure Christ is formed in you;
2. The power of prayer: Prayer is another tool for our transformation! From our anchor scripture,
Galatians 4: 19. My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you
we observe the word ‘travail’ meaning to pray intensely. As you pray in intensely Christ is being formed in you. Christ being formed in you is another word for transformation. It is therefore safe to say that your transformation is a measure of your maturity in the Lord.
Jesus went to the mountain to pray and He was transfigured;
Luke 9: 29. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
You will notice the clause “as He prayed”, His transformation began! In the same vein, when believers pray something begins to alter about their spiritual configuration.
The alteration that takes place in the spirit is able to alter your whole life because it is the spiritual that determines the physical. What we see as a physical reality is the outcome of what happened spiritually. If a man can control his spiritual atmosphere, certainly he can control his physical atmosphere. Our growth in life is a function of our growth in the spirit.
As a servant of God, you labour in prayer to ensure Christ is formed in the lives of men under your watch! Just like Apostle Paul laboured for the Galatian church:
Galatians 4: 19. “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you”
You will pray until there is transformation in the lives of men you are pastoring as a shepherd.
Beloved, do you desire a transformed life?
Then engage in personal prayer! Don’t wait for others to pray for you, do it yourself. As you begin to pray there are habits that will die, there are lifestyles that will give way and gradually a new you will begin to emerge. Growth is certain because carnality must give way to a transformed life. And you will see the glory of God.
Remember this ; Heaven is real and hell is real! Where do you intend to spend eternity? Make your plan today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to wake up in my maintenance of consistent prayer life in Jesus name.
Prophetic Declaration ;
– I prophesy upon your life, you shall not go down in the name of Jesus
– Receive grace for a fire-full prayer altar in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.