“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 by The Spirit of The LORD.” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
I believe that I’m becoming a different person, slowly, perhaps imperceptible from others.
But none-the-less, changing into what I will become. Just like a caterpillar that sheds its skin and then eventually becomes the butterfly, there is a transformation.
We should all be changing day-by-day, as we allow The Spirit of God to touch those areas of our lives that need to change.
In some ways I’ve withdrawn not into my shell, or protective covering, but to seek and learn more about myself and others.
I tire of the nonsense and the drama around me and I don’t want to be a part of it.
For myself, it’s better to not get wrapped-up in the drama, the conversations that breed quarrels, and the senseless bickering and bite-backing.
Truly, I could quite easily become a hermit cloistered away in an old stone monastery, but that would not suit my life as a married man.
But you see, it’s not just a need to get away from the crowd that I desire. It’s also my deep desire to hear clearly from The Spirit of God that I desperately seek.
My profession also as an artist, needs the solace and time spent in creative bursts of time spent at the easel.
Of course I along with everyone else, needs the interaction of human contact; we all do. But also with the fast-paced society that we all live in, the confusion portrayed on our media, and the heightened drama at every corner, I withdraw into my cave.
I am certain that we are all in a state of flux and change. We all live our lives day-to-day, awaiting the final outcome of our time upon this earth. We must always be changing, for life and nature around us, is also in a state of flux.
Come to that life-giving fountain of truth, that eternal flame. Come beside it, learn from it, and then grow into what you are meant to be.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?