But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
In increasing measure I am moved by the clearness of God’s ongoing action in our lives. He is not a ‘one and done’ God. He doesn’t save us from Hell and then check out; although, when one considers the ramifications of just that action one could assume that would be enough. But that is not Father God’s nature. There is work to be done that better equips and prepares us for not only the life to come but also for our existence here on this planet now. He has chosen to come alongside us and live within us in order to continue to transform us. We are being transformed. Change is occurring at His bequest. He is active in our lives. He is near. He is shaping. He is, as unbelievable as it sounds, glorifying us. For some who have wills of granite this is a pick axe type of work. For others whose will is more like vanilla pudding this is a hardening, molding type work. In either case, as weird as it is to type this, it is a painful, humiliating process at times. I don’t even like to think about the pain and humiliation endured by the one who was Glory enfleshed. It is too daunting and frightening. Yet, I pray with whatever humility I still have that Father God will continue this transformation process in me. That He will shape me and mold me and build a backbone into my being that reflects His glory and changes me every day into more of what He sees is good. It is His transforming glory that imputes value to our frail lives now and forever.
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.