We may look like Christ followers – in word and deed, however do others see Him Present in us and through us?
This is the difference between form without favour and Conformed to Christ!
Form means the visible shape or configuration of something.
Conform means to bring into agreement, correspondence, harmony with…
So, we have a form that needs conforming…we were created by God and have a shape which is visible and comes in all shapes and sizes…uniquely formed – then transformed and conformed by His Presence into His likeness.
There is great confidence in the Word of His intentions…His Pure and Holy design…we are to be like Him, with Him, going where He is, doing what He does, saying what He says…we are in agreement and harmony with Him.
This is our great Joy – to live and move and have our being in Him.
We are on a journey of discovery and that journey is designed to be one of Delighting in Him, being found in Him, made complete and being the Light of His Love. This is not a doing thing. This is a Being with Him thing. Only by being with Him, does His Favour rest upon us and shine out.
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” 2 Tim 3:1-5
“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.” (Rom 8:28-30)
Be conformed, then to the likeness of Christ…through His very Powerful Promises and Presence with us…
The Word –Christ Jesus, Immanuel – God with us!
URLOVD immensely intimately!