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The Truth about Transformation

682 1024 Melissa Mayer

Growth and transformation are two of the most beautiful, yet challenging, parts of life and the human spirit. Similar to when we were little kids going through physical changes and development, growing pains were real then and are real now! However, real change and true growth come from enduring those growing pains (hopefully with grace!), as we journey through life and become who we are created to be. Challenging? Yes. Worth it? YES, YES, and more YES.

Last week we discussed living above worry, stress, and fear by clinging to faith in Him, and the week before that we discussed the idea of staying in the training and seeing challenging seasons as opportunities from God for growth. Both of those concepts are related to the journey of personal transformation and the beauty that comes from holding onto unwavering faith as we go along the journey.

I recently heard this sermon on the concept of life-changing transformation and it spoke to the core of my being. The truth about transformation is that it comes from Jesus’ unfailing love for us and happens when we fully surrender to Him and His plan for us. True transformation occurs on a soul level, when our spirit has been re-wired to be able to see the hope and change that only Jesus can bring.

In the sermon, Pastor Tomassoni describes how life-changing, real, and deep transformation occurs when Jesus takes the journey to the center of our beings, our lives, our souls, and our minds. This truth is a breakthrough realization, because believing this allows us to not only have an incredible relationship with Jesus, but it is how we really transform and develop into who He wants us to be. Our responsibility? Make Him the center of our worlds. There is no other way! Plus, the joy of Him being at the center of our worlds is truly like no other. It is the most beautiful, joyful, comforting, and peaceful way to live.

The sermon makes me think of this verse of Scripture from Romans 12:2Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect (NLT). No matter what our personal journey is and no matter what we are going through, God is constantly at work in us to transform us into who He created us to be. Knowing this and believing this enables us to endure hard times with grace, to see challenging times as His way of molding us, and to keep going because we know that His plan and will for us is good and pleasing and perfect. 

Are you going through a particularly transformative season right now? We would love to hear about it in the comments below so that we can pray for you! With love, the LSK team. 

THE OUTFIT:

sunnies | sweater (similar) | jeans | boots (similar)

 

 

images by Felicia Lasala 

3 comments
  • Maria
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    Hi,

    I loved this post. A few posts back I mentioned that I was going through a break up. Even though I am not completely healed your posts have really helped me stay focus on Jesus. I decided to reread your book “Still Lolo” and after I’m finished with it I’m going to read your second book. Reading your first book has helped me so much. Instead of asking myself what went wrong in my relationship and how could I have made things better, now I began telling myself that this is part of God’s plan for my life. This is just a season that I’m going through to grow into the person God intended me to be. I still have a long way to go, but I feel like I’m slowly healing. Thank you for the post.

  • Sarah Leary
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    Thank you! Doctors are running tests to see if our 21 month old daughter has a progressive brain disease. Asking Jesus to heal her but we know we need to trust him no matter what.

    • Melissa Mayer
      REPLY

      Prayed for you and your family last night, Sarah, and praying again and again through today and beyond. Believing that the Lord is holding your daughter in His hands with so much love and protection. May God bless you and your family during this challenging time. Your strength and trust in Him is so inspiring and incredible. You are in our prayers! With so much love…Melissa.

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