{ Day 128 }

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. —1 Corinthians 15:10, NAS

Change is a difficult process. Here's the good news. Sanctification and transformation come from beholding—not from striving! Part of the Christian world has dived headlong into a never-ending cycle of recovery, self-help, and how-to-do-it sermons, books, and tapes. Transformation comes from beholding the glory and splendor of Jesus, who is a real person. Unless God changes our hearts with His presence, we will never change. We may drag ourselves into the prayer room on a regular basis, but only God can change the heart. It happens by His grace working in us.


Whatever it takes, dear Lord, allow me to behold the wonders of Your being so that I may be changed into Your image. Change me, Lord; empower me by Your grace to be all that You created me to be.

Transformation does not come from striving
or from psychological techniques alone.

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