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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Formed, Conformed, Transformed

We are formed
man first
from the dust of the ground
God breathed life
into his body
a living being born
in the image of God
The Father
The Son
The Holy Spirit

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (Genesis 2:7)

man first
then woman
from man's rib
God took
and molded ...
a woman

"Bone of my bones
flesh of my flesh" 

said Adam (Genesis 2:23)

And God commanded
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

A man,
a woman,
as one

We are formed
by God
for His purpose
His good will
to bring us peace
a future
a hope

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:2)

Do not be conformed
by the evil in and of the world,
the pressures
what you see happening around you
nor what you hear
Do not let your thoughts --
what you think --
or your emotions -- what you feel --
become your perception of
your guiding force.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

There is Only One
to guide you
Only One
who always
seeks your best

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." (Psalm 32:8)

"The Lord wll guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail." (Isaiah 58:11)

"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come." (John 16:13)

"... let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves." (Galatians 5:16)

Be transformed

is The Way...
to salvation
to life
to being alive
to peace
to contentment
to love
to hope
to joy
to peace
to patience
to kindness
to gentleness
to self-control
to faithfulness

is The Truth
"and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

"He who is of God hears God's words; (therefore) you do not hear, because you are not of God." (John 8:47)

is The Life

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me," Jesus says.  (John 14:6)

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

God formed us
Do we conform to the world
and give in to the truths of sin
or do we transform, renewing our minds
to be and do
that which is good
and acceptable
and perfect
in God's sight

(c) Cathy Orrick Luders
July 10-11, 2015 

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