In our youth group this week, wetalked about the Apostle Paul and his radical transformation once he heard the call of God on his life. Ironic (or is it?) coincidence, since my post, Tenacity, happened earlier in the same day.
Paul literally persecuted the very people he became. He persecuted because he did not know… and once he knew, he was radically transformed. His transformation began when he heard the unmistakable voice of the God speak time him; transformation so radical that those around him knew he was a completely different man. Ever known anyone with such a radical transformation?
My maternal grandfather was changed like that when he came to know Jesus. My mother has told me about the man he was before Christ. I only knew the man after Christ changed him; he was on fire for the gospel. He lived his every moment following Jesus and telling others about how God changed his life. His transformation was radical and fairly instant, like Paul’s.
My transformation occurred much more slowly, over a lifetime of believing and following, learning and falling, and getting up again. Continued refinement until my mind and heart aligned with the Father. Still transforming, the work is not complete.
What was your transformation like? Have you seen others with radical transformation so clear that everyone KNEW it was God’s power?
I’d love to hear… please leave a comment on transformation… either your own or someone you know.
Be blessed today, my friends!