God’s Light Can Transfigure Us

This morning, I was thinking about how we can change. Have you ever tried to break a bad habit? It is hard and takes so much effort. Have you ever tried to break a bad habit in your child? This is even more difficult. It can be so frustrating that you just want to give up. Instead, we should give it to God.

God can change us. God can change our children.

This morning, I read bible verses in Matthew. Jesus was transfigured. His face shone light the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.

He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
Matthew 17:2 (NKJV)

When I first read this, I thought it said transformed. God transforms us. I went back and read it again, and it says transfigured.

Transfigured means to transform into something more beautiful or elevated.

God can change us. God does not stop with change. God can transfigure us. God can take us where we are right now, and transform us into something more beautiful, and place us higher than where we are now.

This is an encouraging and uplighting thought. We are not stuck where we are at. It made me wonder, am I limiting myself? God’s not limiting me. Am I creating barriers to transforming myself into a more beautiful place?

Jesus says that he is the light of the world. If you follow him, you will not walk in darkness, you will have the light of life. You won’t just have a life. Light is something that makes vision possible. You will have a life where you can see.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
–John 8:12 (NKJV)

Do you ever wish that others saw your children as you see them? What if we saw each other as God saw us? What if God’s light shone so brightly through us, that everyone saw each other exactly how God made us and intended us to be?

Jesus is light. The light of Jesus can help us see clearly and can lift us up to a higher state.

Thank you for reading my blog today. Have a great Saturday!

Sing Your Praises

God’s Not Done With You by Tauren Wells

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