How is Jesus changing you from the inside out right now? When is the last time you can recall that the Lord moved something in your heart to be more like His heart? It’s a real question and I would really encourage you to think about it for a minute. God wants us to be “transformed by the renewing of [our] mind,” (Romans 12:2), so ask yourself if it’s really happening within your soul. If Jesus is moving in your soul in a mighty way, rejoice!
If, though, you can’t remember the last time that the Holy Spirit moved through your soul then it’s time to consider changing your approach to the Christian life. We can’t change ourselves; that’s God’s place. However, we can “tie the knots and set the sails” in our heart so that when the Spirit blows like a wind, we are ready to move. To be ready, be invested in:
- Truth. Be invested in the truth of God found in the Word of God. Sunday morning worship and Bible study are a great place for that.
- Community. You become like who you hang around, so choose to be with people becoming like Jesus! Small groups are the place community happens.
- Openness. We change when we’re ready to change and never before. Openness is the heart of Life Transformation Groups (LTGs), where we can be honest with ourselves and a very few trusted others.
To come in from the fringes and deeply experience Jesus, you need all three. So how are you getting them?