REMEMBER // RECOGNIZE // REPEAT
REMEMBER the promise of Transformation
“Thus says the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
‘I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.’”
– Isaiah 48:17
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:18
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
– Galatians 2:20
RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer
Father, we pray to be transformed by the renewing of our minds through your word and your spirit. Help us to understand your will for our lives and help us to look more like Jesus every day.
We pray that our church is a people who are marked by love, who demonstrate joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Father, we confess we stumble and fail, but we trust that you are transforming us as we follow you. Help us to live by faith in Jesus and become more like him as we grow in our relationship with him.
REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence
Ask someone you trust how you could look more like Jesus. God calls us into intimate community. We are adopted into the family of God, and in our family, we love each other and spur one another to holiness. To grow in likeness of Christ takes courage and humility.
Be courageous and humble today and ask your brother or sister-in-Christ to walk with you as God’s Spirit transforms you into a new creation — a new creation that is fully who God created you to be and represents Christ to those around you.