Reflection: One of my mum’s favourite TV shows is Grand Designs: a British program that follows different people who have decided to build their dream home. I’ve watched it with her more than a few times. And my favourite episodes are always the transformation ones, where an old building (such as a derelict London water tower) is transformed into an incredible new home. This kind of restoration and transformation is a bit like what God does with us. We were created in his image, and whilst never losing this, we were tainted by sin. But now, as the people
of God, we are being transformed into his image with ever increasing glory. This transformation is happening by the work of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is true freedom – freedom from sin, from death, from condemnation. This is cause for thankfulness and joy, knowing that we are free to live as the new people of God, starting today and continuing for eternity.
Question: In what areas do you see God’s work of transformation in your life? Does the freedom and glorious transformation of God’s Spirit bring you joy?
Prayer: Lord, Thank you so much for your Spirit, who has set me free from sin and is transforming me into your image with ever increasing glory. This fills me with great joy! Please, continue this work of transformation in me, that I might live for you in all I do. Amen.
We have been reading the Bible with Anna Grummitt. Tomorrow we begin a new series, God in Daily Life, with Samantha Freestone.