If you have children, there is a good chance that one of them looks identical to you. It’s unavoidable because genetics are strong. Even if they don’t look like you, they will mimic a lot of your personality. Some of this is learned, but most of it is inherent. Did you know that you are becoming more like Jesus? You are being transformed into His image.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”
Paul is inviting every believer to a unique intimacy with the Lord. It is available to everyone with an unveiled face. How is the veil taken away? When you turn to the Lord and give your life to Him. Then the veil is taken away, and you are one with Jesus. With the veil gone, we can behold His glory, and the process of being transformed begins. You start to look less like your old self and more like Jesus. The change starts on the inside and moves its way out.
Who do you look like right now? As time goes by, are you starting to look like Jesus? Are you being transformed into His image? That is what happens when you surrender your heart and choose to follow Him daily. You fill your mind with His Word, and your hearts are overflowing with His Spirit. Pretty soon, you start to notice a change. You aren’t as easily angered—your desire to serve and help others increases.
Transformed Into His Image
Being transformed into His image isn’t one giant leap but a series of daily steps. Some days it will seem like you are going backward, but that is God’s process of working out some issues in your life. Don’t lose hope. Look at each day as a fresh start. Ask God to do the necessary work in your heart so that you can gaze on the glory of the Lord.