Dr. Seuss knew about the power of transformation. When the Grinch takes on Christmas his heart becomes transformed from one that was two sizes too small to a heart that grew 3 sizes in one day! Such is the power of transformation in life. May this week’s Soul Food for Friday focus God’s transforming work in your life and even more through your life to transform others.
“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.” — Ezra Taft Benson
“The possibility of transformation is the essence of hope.” — John Ortberg
“Jesus Christ, who had all the power in the world, saw us enslaved by the very things we thought would free us … He laid aside the infinities and immensities of His being and, at the cost of His life, paid the debt for our sins, purchasing us the only place our hearts can rest, in His Father’s house. Knowing He did this will transform us from the inside out.” — Tim Keller
“Jesus came to offer us true transformation.” — John Huffman Jr.
“There are no dead ends on God’s maps of our lives.” — R. Leslie Holmes
“There is an uncalculating, unaffected, unbound excitement in us when the Spirit is given freedom to express Himself through us.” — Lloyd John Ogilvie
“The gospel will persuade no one unless it has so convicted us that we are transformed by it.” — Bill Donahue
“The Bible makes it clear that every time there is a story of faith, it is completely original. God’s creative genius is endless. He never, fatigued and unable to maintain the rigors of creativity, resorts to mass-producing copies.” — Eugene Peterson
“The primary goal of spiritual life is human transformation.” — John Ortberg
“Nearly 1 in 2 of American adults say they have experienced some sort of turning point — ‘spiritual transformation’ — in their lifetime.” — National Opinion Research Center
May you be 1 of those 2, and may the day come when we all are transformed. What transforming work is God doing in your life today?