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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Transformation and reaching the goal

by Nelson Roth
The tenth of the ten Nehemiah responses is transformation. The transformation response is that new place that you’ve come to personally because you've worked through the process and have made right responses to get to where you wanted to go.  

The transformation from where you once were to where you are now can be seen in the process of what it takes for a caterpillar to become a butterfly.  

So, you’ve reached your goal.  What kind of person should you be now?

Here’s an excerpt from chapter ten (page 132) of Nehemiah Response:

In the three months that it took them to rebuild the wall, they had experienced God in incredible ways. They had experienced his power, his provision, and his protection.  The rebuilding led to renewal and celebration, and they wanted more. Their desire for more wasn’t about selfish ambitions; they had figured out what life is all about.  They were ready for commitment and change. They’d risen above the physical realm where we so often spend our time.  They had experienced God in a whole new spiritual way!

So it’s time to spread your wings and fly, what can we learn from the people in Nehemiah’s day?

  1. When they arrived at their goal, they took time to count their blessings.
  2. They realized that they had gotten to where they were because of God’s commitment to them and they chose in return to commitment to him.
  3. They were willing to make changes in their lives required by their new commitment.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

What is your response to your personal blessings?

How can you mirror God’s commitment to you, back to him?

What is something that you should be changing to be a transformed person and how are you going to do it?

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