September 6, 2012 by eric echols
I was reading J. I. Packer’s devotional, Knowing God’s Purpose For Your Life, the other day and thought I’d share his thoughts on our call to live like Christ.
“In Christ believers are involved in a process of character change. The Holy Spirit and Christ now indwell them to transform them into Christ’s likeness. Christ and His Spirit empower them to put sinful habits to death and bring forth in them the new behavior patterns that constitute the Spirit’s “fruit” (Galatians 5:22-26). This is momentous. We who believe have to wake up to the fact that hte ministry to us of the Father and the Son through the Spirit has turned us into different people from what we were by nature. Our present task is to be what we are — to live out what God has wrought in us, expressing in action the new life (new vision, motivation, devotion, and sense of direction) that has now become ours. Or, as Paul puts it, “Live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1).” ~ J.I. Packer, Rediscovering Holiness
How do you see God transforming your character from the inside out?