Metamorphosis, Part 4 “My Role”

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S.O.A.P. – “Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer”

Who is someone you highly respect and admire? Are you personally connected to this person?

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.

However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say,

“When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.”

Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. Ephesians 4:1-10 NLT

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. Colossians 1:15 NLT

Have you noticed that Jesus and his true followers 1) set an extraordinary example of giving, and 2) invite you to follow along and participate? How is this vastly different from political power-plays (at home, school, work, community, and government)?

Who shows you sincere love—when you least deserve it?

Who needs you to look past their “faults” and show sincere humble and gentle love?

How is your appreciation for the Father God influenced by what you see in Jesus?

Lord, thank you for approaching me with generosity and humility. Thank you for giving me the gift of life through your Holy Spirit. Thank you for transforming me day by day, slowly, as I become more and more like Jesus. Please continue your generous and powerful work both IN and THROUGH me.