God the Father’s goal is for us to be conformed into the image of Christ and be like Him in all of our ways…

The one necessity of life, above all else, is that we each allow God’s Light to shine upon us and transform us, in order that we can be conformed into Christ’s image.

And so let this be our prayer each and every day…

God’s love for us is great indeed.

Those who hope to see God purify themselves, even as He is pure.

The person who is born of God will not continue to live in sin. Rather, he should love his brother.

As Jesus laid down His life for us, so we should lay down our lives for one another, loving not in words but in deeds.

As believers, our self-worth comes from the fact that God loves us and calls us His children.

We are His children now, not just sometime in the distant future.

Knowing that we are God’s children should encourage us to live as Jesus did.

1 John 2:6
Legacy Standard Bible

The one who says he abides in Him (Jesus) ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Believing in Christ begins the process of becoming more and more like Him (see Romans 8:29).

This process continues until we see Christ face-to-face (1 Corinthians 13:12; Philippians 3:21).

We don’t know exactly how we’ll be like Him, but we do know that we will have eternal, resurrected bodies.

We will be free from sin and pain, and we will have much more understanding than we do now on earth.

Knowing our ultimate destiny motivates us to keep morally pure and free from the corruption of sin.

It also gives us hope as we struggle with sin because we know that one day we will be totally sinless like Jesus.

God purifies us, but we must also take steps to remain pure (see 1 Timothy 5:22; James 4:8; 1 Peter 1:22).

Every time we resist a temptation or turn from sin, we become more like Jesus.

Max Lucado’s LifeLessons…

Believers’ future transformation will take place when we see Him as He is.

Why do Jesus and His angels rejoice over one repenting sinner?

Can they see something we can’t?

Do they know something we don’t?

Absolutely. They know what heaven holds. They’ve seen the table, and they’ve heard the music, and they can’t wait to see your face when you arrive.

Better still, they can’t wait to see you.

When you arrive and enter the party, something wonderful will happen.

A final transformation will occur. You will be just like Jesus.

Drink deeply from 1 John 3:2:

“It has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

Of all the blessings of heaven, one of the greatest will be you!

You will be God’s magnum opus, His work of art. The angels will gasp. God’s work will be completed. At last, you will have a heart like His.

You will love with a perfect love.

You will worship with a radiant face.

You’ll hear each word God speaks.

Your heart will be pure, your words will be like jewels, your thoughts will be like treasures.

You will be just like Jesus.

You will, at long last, have a heart like His.

Envision the heart of Jesus and you’ll be envisioning your own.

Guiltless. Fearless. Thrilled and joyous. Tirelessly worshiping.

Flawlessly discerning.

As the mountain stream is pristine and endless, so will be your heart. You will be like Him.

And if that were not enough, everyone else will be like Him as well.

“Heaven is the perfect place for people made perfect.”

Heaven is populated by those who let God change them.

Arguments will cease, for jealousy won’t exist.

Suspicions won’t surface, for there will be no secrets.

Every sin is gone. Every insecurity is forgotten.

Every fear is past. Pure wheat. No weeds. Pure gold. No alloy. Pure love. No lust. Pure hope. No fear.

No wonder the angels rejoice when one sinner repents; they know another work of art will soon grace the gallery of God.

They know what heaven holds.
(From Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado)

SELAH (let us pause and calmly think about these things)

Monday, February 27
The Winning Walk
by Ed Young


Not one of us knows what we will become.

We can study for a certain career, plan for a certain vocation…but we do not know what we shall be.

When we come to Christ, we become members of His family, and He takes us on as His divine project.

He alone knows what we will become. He knows the precise blending of blessing and brokenness necessary to conform us to the image of Christ and allow us to be used by Him.

Suppose there is a certain aristocratic family in London, England, and the heir to this family’s fortune is Lord Something-or-Other.

He is wealthy and cultured. He and his wife and all of their children are graduates of Oxford and Cambridge.

Lord Something-or-Other decides rather late in life to adopt a child-a young boy- from the Belgian Congo.

He brings the boy to London and sets about indoctrinating him into the family.

What a challenge! This foreigner will need language tutors, etiquette lessons, and instruction on how to dress and act in aristocratic circles.

It will be no small challenge to make him into “one of the family.”

In one sense, that’s what God has done with us.

We have been adopted into His family…born again.

Right now we do not know where the journey is going to take us. We can only be certain that through blessings and buffetings, He will shape us into the man or woman He desires us to become…and He will not stop until the job is complete.

Memory Verse

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be.

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