For God is My Father (Pt 3)
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Renewed and empowered by association
Every relationship needs time - quality time. The more time that is given to any relationship in fellowship, the better the relationship. The same applies to our relationship with God our father. Time is of the essence. The more time we spend in fellowship with Him, the better we get to know and understand Him - He simply robs off on us.
2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us that there is transformation that comes from steady and constant fellowship with God. Notice '...are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory....' The transformation is progressive from glory to glory...getting to know and understand Him better and better. Such was the fate of Moses, who spent so much time in God's presence that Moses' skin was literally transformed. Exodus 34:29-30 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tablets of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. This is wonderful indeed! Moses did not even realise what
had happened to him but others could see it. The passage goes on to say that our process of transformation is by the Spirit of God '....just as by the Spirit of the Lord'. It is effortless. He just robs off on us through fellowship.
The result of our daily experience and fellowship with God our father should be seen by others. As we fellowship with Him in worship, studying the scriptures and in prayer, our lives are progressively changed into His image and likeness. Psalms 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. This should be readily seen by those around us - our neighbourhood and workplace.
In Acts 4:13, the people could only attribute what they were witnessing in the lives of Peter and John to their experience and time spent with Jesus. 'Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus'. Wow! Being around Jesus just robbed off on them. Being around Jesus gave them impetus! Having fellowship with Jesus gave them boldness and plainness of speech ...a different standing among the people though uneducated.
How much time can we dedicated for personal fellowship with him today? What sacrifices can we make today in order to create more time for personal fellowship? It is rewarding to spend time in His presence.
Do have a wonderful week. God bless you.