My friends change me. My wife’s presence gives meaning to my days. My children create a purpose in me that aids me in overcoming my self-centeredness. Because we all do life in relationship, we are transformed…hopefully for the better, right?!
This may sound simple, but there is a profound truth here when we relate it to Jesus. Look at what our Lord said to the man who was freed by a legion of demons: “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Mark 5:19, ESV)
Encountering Jesus leads to a real moment of real transformation. He’s real! He’s not just a story to be believed, nor a philosophical truth to buy into. When you meet Him; you meet His goodness. You discover who you were truly meant to be because you’re walking with Him.
Let this testimony rise up in your heart: God is good! I am loved! And my life is in His hands!
Today, press into a fresh knowledge of His real-life mercies until you are changed. Celebrate what He has done for you. Know that He has prepared a way for you to possess life. As you walk with Him, make it real, and then you will find the transformation you’ve been looking for.