Personal transformation means changing your attitudes and behaviors in positive ways as a result of your relationship with God and others. Inward change and outward change take place in tandem; each affects the other.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
Are we really changing? What does deep change look like? How do we know if we are experiencing it? Can we tell the difference between deep change and just going through the motions? The five essential expressions of personal transformation are:
- Actively engaging with God in the examination of your heart
- Cooperating with God’s healing work in your life
- Processing feedback and input from othersLiving out new priorities and changed behavior
- Increasingly bearing the fruit of the Spirit
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