And sometimes we hear these lies from other people saying, "You're nothing but <insert mean comment here>."
[2 Corinthians 3:18]
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.
No matter what God allows us to go through, His goal is always to transform us. When Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego went through the fire, God allowed it to happen because He wanted it to transform them and take their faith to that next level. And this summer, I went through my own kind of fire. I was dealing with things I thought I had already dealt with. And though I wanted to be used by God in greater ways, I knew I had to first deal with these thoughts I was having. I knew I had to be refined.
[Luke 9:23-25 ]
"And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it."
With the start of each new year, many Americans create New Year's resolutions to be healthier. During this season of Lent, Christians of various denominations may give