Sunday, March 2, 2014

Be Inspired, Be Transformed...What does that really mean?

BE: "The fact, state of existence" The Lord calls us to be present, to be aware. For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14. We must be spiritually awake, consciously aware of the existence of something greater than ourselves in order to realize our potential and to see the purpose of our existence come to pass.

INSPIRED: "of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse." We are extraordinary when we are in the presence and awareness of God in and through us. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. The Lord is all the inspiration we need. HE believes in us even when we cannot. That extraordinary ability comes from the one CREATIVE Impulse, the creator of all creativity and beauty in the world.

BE: Consciousness. We are called to live and be one with our creator. While before we were asleep, we have been awaken and alive in our desire, our dream state has been replaced with an awareness of the possibilities before us. "For by grace we are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God:Not of works,lest any man should boast." John 3:16. I believe proclaiming that we are consciously aware of that which is given to us by our Lord and Savior is the ultimate "BE!"

TRANSFORMED:"a complete or major change in someone's or something's appearance, form, etc." Transformation is not reformation. Reformation means you take what is there and change part of it in order to alter a process that has been in place. Transformation means to change to the point that you almost become unrecognizable. Jesus Christ invites us to be transformed, changed through accepting Him into our lives. "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." Romans 12:2 When we change our mind and do as Ezekial calls us to do in 36:26, we will trade in our hearts of stone for hearts of flesh. WE are transformed! "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."