Tim and Jill Way

Adventures of the Way Family

24-7 Prayer: Transformation

The week of 24-7 Prayer begins! It’s really happening. The biggest reason for us to pray 24-7 for an entire week is because Jesus is worthy. We love Him, and He is inviting us into His life. Our Father who adopted us and saved us wants us to make room for Him in our life. Beautiful! Amazing! This is enough. But there’s more…

We’re also praying 24-7 because we long for transformation. Specifically, we long to be transformed. We long for our world to be transformed as well, but that’s the next article, so just be patient. Actually, the first step to bringing true change in our world has to be to allow the Spirit of God to work in us. We are determined to pray because we are desperate to become more like Jesus. We do this mostly because we love Him and want to please Him. We also do it because He loves the world and He seeks to bring redemption and life to it through a people who are radically conforming themselves to His image.

To be like Jesus may mean a lot of things, but it certainly requires that we be different. In the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, Moses pleads with the people of God to not be like the nations all around. In the Sermon on the Mount (Mat 5-7) Jesus lays out a whole new way of living that is completely alien to the ways of the world. I am praying this week that we surrender to the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our own lives so that He can do the necessary work of transformation. I cannot change myself, but I can submit to His determined yet loving hands.

Of course, the Holy Spirit does His work in us in different ways. He works through circumstances, through other people, through His Word, etc. But there is something special that happens just through spending time with Him. We are gathered into His heart and begin to see and feel from His perspective. The more we hang out with Him, the more we become like Him. This, my friends, is a good thing. Wanna join us?


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