SHAPING and TRANSFORMING

Good Morning!

       Something to think about on a reflective Season approaching Easter.

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I do not suggest you look up these words from any perspective than from a Godly one.   I was appalled to see that both shaping and transforming in our modern world are both used to  mean………redefining…….altering…..changing that which was originally intended into something entirely different.

From the perspective therefore of a life surrendered to the Shepherd…….This is my challenge .       What can you do in a positive and beautiful way to shape your own life or the lives of someone else into something ‘better’?   Like making biscuits….(you can choose the outcome) …. with love and kindness perhaps this day and this week you could shape your  attitude so that you actively  CHOOSE to be kind to someone unkind to you or be generous to a mean-spirited person.     What about shaping your life into a new discipline?  Perhaps with exercise and prayer or more quiet and reflective still times.

Transformation?

From the perspective of the Divine………..Transformation can only come from  WITHIN.   This is an incredible work of God alone.    A broken Person, A wretched life, a soul adrift in a sea of hopelessness.    This is what Godly transformation is all about.  Surrender…..Forgiveness………letting the circumstance of living in past and the now not define you.   Letting the most important changes be internally and not externally.      This is the great miracle of DIVINE GRACE.                                                        TRANSFORMATION WITHIN.

All God’s glory and beauty come from within with a surrendered life, there He delights to dwell.   His visits there are frequent.  His conversation sweet.   His comforts refreshing.    His Peace passes all understanding. 

Thomas A. Kempis.

Let’s keep our focus on the valuable things in life and never settle for the less worthy.

Blessings!   Grace! and Peace! to each one for the week ahead.

A-Men.

 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to SHAPING and TRANSFORMING

  1. oneta hayes says:

    God’s work within will show up on the outside. Good post. Love the Kempis quote. I need to know more about him.

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  2. Dawn Marie says:

    And may I add humility to the well-represented list? Humility allows us the good favor to receive the transformation our wise Father desires for us. Hugs to you for the wonderful post!

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