It has been a long time since I last posted. So much has happened in my personal life since my last post. Major breakthroughs have happened in my own life as well as my family and church family. Of course, when a breakthrough comes, other battles come with it.
Wait a minute! Am I telling you that when you get a breakthrough, you still have battles? Yes! It comes as a shock, but count it all joy. When the children of Israel crossed over into the promised land in the book of Joshua, they battled giants. Although battles can be scary, what is even scarier is having no battles. If you have no battles, you are not progressing to higher spiritual ground.
Battles and Transformation
Of course, every single second of your life does not have to be a battle, but life does happen. I mentioned transformation in my title. Our battles are meant to bring transformation to us.
According to 2 Corinthians 3:18, we are changed from glory to glory. This glory to glory change involves being changed from battle to battle. The word transformation refers to a complete change that is often miraculous.
Look at the Eagle
The eagle is used as an illustration in the Bible and many sermons. There is a good reason for the analogy of eagles and our walks with God. Eagles are magnificent birds. They do not stay on the ground and scratch around. They soar, and when they do, they soar above most things.
During a storm an eagle will fly higher so he is above it. One transformation that must take place in our lives as Christians is that we must learn to fly above the storms in our lives. Yes, we are human. Yes, we will feel pain, but we do not have to allow the pain and suffering to cause us to drop to a level in which we do not belong. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can fly higher until we are above the storm. The storm, or the circumstance, is still occurring, but we are above it. We can avoid being negatively affected by adverse circumstances.
Is Such Change Possible?
In ourselves, it is impossible to soar above a storm, spiritually speaking. However, with God, all things are possible. When we tap into the power that Christ gave us through the cross and His resurrection, we can do great things. Of course, these accomplishments are not for our glory but to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ.
I have been listening to a Christian neuroscientist as well as studying in God’s word about transforming thoughts. According to what I have gleaned, God’s people have not even begun to tap into the power that God has made available to us by renewing our minds day by day. Until our thinking changes, great transformation will not take place. Romans 12:2 reminds us that we are not transformed by our own goodness or simply trying extra hard. We are transformed by renewing the mind.
In future posts, I will have more to write about this. Until then, pray about your own transformation. Through Jesus Christ, we have been given all we need for life and godliness. We simply need to learn to utilize what we have been given.