Posted: August 18, 2012 in Books, Christianity, Education, Family, History, Life, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Quotes, Uncategorized

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

– Philippians 2:13 NIV

During the process of my faith walk, as I transition into Christ and the life God has destined for me to step into, my sincerity to live according to God’s word (His will for my life), God will work in me, to desire and to follow through, to do what His word says. This is how I read Philippians 2:13. Galatians 2:20 provides an illustration of what it means to transition into Christ and the life God desires for us to live in accordance with His word and His will for our lives. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 NIV

When the Apostle Paul talked about offering our bodies as living sacrifices, in Romans 12:1-2, as our spiritual act of worship and reasonable service, this is the disposition he desired that all believers would embrace in their faith walk with Christ that illustrates transitioning into life. The Apostle Paul concluded that transformation into Christ began with the renewing of the mind in Romans 12:2. The renewing of the mind process occurs as we invest quality quiet time reading, reflecting and applying God’s word that allows us to transition into the life He has called us to in Christ. Closer inspection of the second half of Romans 12:2 reveals that the transformed mind is able to better distinguish what God’s will is, because the transformed mind is operating in accordance with what is revealed in God’s word. “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2b NIV

Earlier in this post, I mentioned that the Apostle Paul desired that our disposition would be similar to the one he declares in Galatians 2:20 being crucified with Christ. In Philippians he expresses it this way and refers to it as an attitude about life through faith in Christ. “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 2:5 NIV An attitude of humility, being sincere in seeking to be identified with Christ, is the doorway that transitions us into the life required for us to walk by faith. It is an attitude that allows us to shine like stars in the universe (see Philippians 2:15) and empowers us to experience being more than conquerors in whatever circumstances we face, because He who raised Christ from the dead lives in us. This is a critical attitude to embrace to live the victorious spiritual life God requires, because everything about life, through faith in Christ, will not be like walking around heaven all day. “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.” – Philippians 1:29 NIV

May God bless you and help you to become transformed by the renewing of your mind so you may transition into the life He has called you to through faith in Christ to experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.


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