Welcoming Transformation

Tuesday, March 25, 2019

Our journey to Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday is part of a greater journey of transformation. Christ’s work in us is transformative – from one degree of glory to another. The Welcoming Prayer from yesterday invites transformation.
The Lord’s Prayer also calls us to deep transformation.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.                      Matthew 6:10
Consider this reflection on the Lord’s Prayer from my friend Bob Hudson:
The invitation for God’s kingdom to come is an invitation for God to rule over every part of your life. I like to specifically invite God to rule over areas of my life that I am dealing with in the moment – relationships, my desires, my emotions, and my thoughts.
Transformation only takes place through surrender.  “Your will be done, on earth – in my life – as it is in Heaven.”  What am I surrendering to? When I consider what God’s will is I am drawn to Jesus’ command – “love one another as I have loved you.”  The call to love is the greatest expression of doing the will of God.  What if we daily prayed that we might love one another?  What would happen?  We would be transformed into the likeness of Christ as we surrender everything in us that blocks love.”
Today, will you surrender to God’s transforming love? What might happen?