WE ARE A WORK IN PROCESS

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  Romans 12:1-2

Becoming like Jesus is a long, slow-growing process. Spiritual maturity is not instant, nor is it automatic. It is a gradual and progressive process that will take the rest of our lives to complete.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Our spiritual transformation, developing the character of Jesus, will take the rest of our lives. And even then, it will not be completed until we are in heaven or until Jesus returns.

The Bible says that when we are finally able to see Jesus perfectly, we will become like Him:

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2)

God’s Word provides us the truth we need to grow. God’s people offer the support we need, and circumstances provide the environment to be like Jesus.

If we study and apply God’s Word, regularly connect with other Believers, and learn to trust God in difficult circumstances, we will become more like Jesus.

Our spiritual transformation will not be completed until we see Jesus face to face, but God’s purpose is to make each of us like Him before we go to heaven.

Becoming like Jesus is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny.

How has God used other people to help you grow in spiritual maturity?

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