God’s Work Of Transformation Has Already Begun - In the Evening When I Rest

God’s Work Of Transformation Has Already Begun

Lord, what happens when I begin to follow you?

Because of the Cross, your interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in you has also died. What counts is whether you have been transformed into a new creation. Anyone who belongs to me has become a new person. The old life is gone. A new life has begun!

Galatians 6:14-15; 2 Corinthians 5:17

If I’m a new person, why don’t I feel different? Can my life really change?

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let me transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Do not despise these small beginnings, for I rejoice to see the work begin. You can be certain that I, who began the good work within you, will continue my work until it is finally finished on the day when I return.

Romans 12:2; Zechariah 4:10; Philippians 1:6

What can I pray as I’m preparing for a new beginning?

Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.

Psalm 119:39-40

God has begun not only the work of salvation in your heart but also the work of transforming your life. Where would you like to see the greatest change this year? In a relationship? With an unhealthy pattern or habit? Write a prayer of invitation, welcoming the Lord to begin his transformative work in this area of your life.

From the Book:

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In the Evening When I Rest
By Ronald A. Beers, Katherine J. Butler, Amy Mason

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