Can God Change Your Life Around? Find Out How!

About this Episode

Welcome to this week’s RIOT Podcast, a Christian podcast. We are honored you are here with us today. Today the guys discuss The difference between Reformation and Transformation, explaining how God can change your life around. They also discuss the up incoming Couples Getaway this October.

The intro to the show is an overview of the Mission Minded Couples Getaway trip. The details are 8 Day 7 night Footsteps of Paul tour (Oct 31 to Nov. 8 2021) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

        • • Building Better Marriages Jesus Style
      • Some Places we are visiting; Thessaloniki, Philippi, Athens

Now onto the show of Reformation versus Transformation...

Reformation is us TRYING, PERFORMING, ACT OF OUR WILL, DISCIPLINE to change ourselves only a Band-Aid, temporary fixes, when stresses enter, we are tempted, go thru trials we revert back. All this becomes an endless process of failure and battling with our flesh. With the flesh, we try to defeat the flesh.

Transformation has nothing to do about our efforts; it has everything to do with what God is doing in our lives. Total healing and change of character only happen by God’s grace and mercy. It’s not our effort, it's divine and God's effort. God puts His super on our Natural.

Transformation is a natural healing process that we go through. It's not always easy, can get ugly and hurt, but through that process, our lives are transformed into His image as we surrender ourselves to Him. There is nothing but goodness in God's presence, so allow Him to heal and transform you.

How do we become Transformed?
By desiring Him more than ourselves. Something clicks inside of us that causes us to want to let the cares of this world go. We recognize we are hopeless in the Light of Christ and we can do nothing in of ourselves. We become desperate for His presence.

"Be Still and know that I am God" ~Psalm 46:10
"Seek first the Kingdom of God and all things will be added unto you."~Matthew 6:33

          • So when this happens, we begin to have Intimacy with God
            • We learn to Trust Him
        • We learn to Delight in Him
• We learn to accept His forgiveness
• We no longer dwell on the past
• We begin to see His word as good and Obey Him
• We find ourselves Worshiping Him more

  • CONFORM: (suschematizo) to fashion or shape one thing to be like another (Rom.12: 2).
  • Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  • REFORM: (diorthosis) to make straight, to correct a previous bad behavior
  • Acts 24:2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation.

  • TRANSFORM: (metamorphoo) to change into another form; to be transformed into something different
  • 2 Cor.3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

This Transformation creates in us Good fruit Acts 5:19-26

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

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