Be Conformed

Would you like to have someone working for your good? Do you long to have someone powerful on your side? Have you chosen to have someone powerful on your side? Do you seek glory on your own or wait for it come as promised?

Most of us want to have someone who can help us achieve a goal. We may want to feel as though we achieved it on our own, but we also want assistance when needed. It may come in the form of guidance. It may come in the form of intervention on our behalf.

We may be seeking to be in the spotlight. We may be looking for our ten minutes of fame…or much more. For what reason are we seeking the spotlight? Is it to feed our ego? Seeking to build our own ego can be an uphill challenge and may be a never-ending journey.

On the other hand, when we seek to fulfill the purpose we were designed to fulfill, we are glorified by God. Our journey starts with our love for God. Our love prompts us to seek His purpose for our life. As we seek His purpose, He works on our behalf and alongside us.

God knows us. After all, He created us. He has preplanned work for us to do. He desires us to be a reflection of Jesus. God has planned to have an extremely large family of brothers and sisters, starting with Jesus. Being part of His family includes blessings we cannot dream of. Those blessings include being justified before a Holy God and being glorified by Him.

I pray we all choose to love God. I pray we ask Him to work with us and on our behalf. I pray each one of us accept His justification for our lives and allow Him to glorify us in the name of Jesus. Love God. Seek His purpose for your life. Be conformed to Jesus’ image. Be part of the family. Be justified. Be glorified.

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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