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More Than All We Ask or Imagine

Friday, December 28, 2007

More Than All We Ask or Imagine!
~ Jackina Stark

Transformation is a cultural phenomenon. I know this because I have television.

HGTV is practically devoted to it. But I think every network has hopped on the transformation bandwagon.

Aren’t you amazed at Extreme Make-over? Of course, most of us are amazed that people would stand before cameras in their underwear and have someone draw lines to show what kind of work is going to be done. What a nightmare! But I must admit the unveiling is exciting, as each brave and transformed soul steps out of the limousine that transports them to their reveal party. I have gasped right along with their family and friends when they walk in, extend their arms, and spin around—they look so different, so unimaginably lovely.

SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

It’s strange we love transformation so much, but don’t seem too concerned with the transformations needed in our spiritual lives. Our spirits need transformation much more than our bodies, wardrobes, or homes. But transformation isn’t likely if we don’t offer “our bodies as living sacrifices,” which happens when we let the Word of God renew our minds (Romans 12). When we claim God’s promises and follow his guidelines, incredible things will happen.

Paul’s wonderful prayer in his letter to the Ephesians closes with some of the most encouraging words in Scripture: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (3:20, 21).

What God can do in and for you will take your breath away. Scripture is full of people God has transformed. I think the transformations were recorded so we can know what God will do in our lives.

Read the entire article here.


Have you allowed God to complete
an EXTREME MAKEOVER in you life?
Sometimes, it's painful, isn't it?!
But, true transformation happens when we fully submit to God,
allowing Him to have His way in our lives.

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