by Peggy Harris W.A.S.H. Board Chair
“Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.” Romans 12:2 Good News Bible
While watching a weekly national television church service the camera focused on a woman singing in the choir. The woman singing had to be the homeliest woman in the choir. Interestingly enough the next time I was watching the choir on this program, the camera panned the singing group and came to the same woman. How different she looked. Somehow her new hairdo and makeup had transformed her looks. She was no longer the ugly duckling but had been transformed into a beautiful woman. As I would notice her from time to time after that transformation I checked to see if she still held the same beauty. It has lasted!
I thought about how sin stained we are here on this planet and so greatly in need of a transformation. All our own efforts at improving our “looks” are to no avail. We need the heavenly hand of God to bring about the transformation in our lives that will reflect a heavenly glow to beholders. As we put ourselves into the hands of the Master Artist, our very being is changed into something worth looking at.
The woman in the choir was singing and must have had a lovely voice or she would not have been there in the choir. So must we have something special that God sees in us. If we will allow Him to touch our life it will cause our countenance to be changed for the better.
Then we become the attractive magnets that will share this special beauty that comes only from God, with others so that they might in turn also be transformed.
What about you friend? Have you felt God making changes in your life? Is His Spirit working in your life to bring this dramatic transformation to light in you? He wants to give you a heavenly make over. Will you come today to allow Him to work in you?
Don’t put it off. You too, are a beautiful transformation just waiting to happen.