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Stepping Stones: From The Inside Out

Stepping Stones: From The Inside Out
June 15, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Far too often we focus on the outer person…true transformation starts from the inside then ripples out.

When you glorify something or worship it, you give it great weight in your life. Objects that weigh a lot, like the sun, cause gravitational forces that cause other, smaller objects to orbit around it.

Ideally, God is who you worship, He weighs more than anything else in your life, and He determines the orbits of everything else around Him. In reality, we worship other things…short list….self….need for control, safety, love, acceptance, importance, competence, money, material things….nice things like, our kids, house, spouse, job, ministry.

No matter what it is, it will shape and determine the orbits of everything else in your life around it. God orbiting around anything else is a formula for disaster. Only God is omnipotent, omniscient, and sovereign over all things to be at the center and order the orbits of everything else in a great way.

Today, when you make your decisions today, examine what is at the center of your heart/universe by asking “what is my greatest need?” or “what does life depend on?”

Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community about what determines the orbits of everything else in your life.

Prayer
Dear Father, through this renewed intimacy with you I feel I am being transformed from the inside out. Far too long I have been focusing on the outer person, now I focus on the inner person. I pray that as I increase my focus on You my Lord, that You transform me into the one You desire me to be. I yield to you Lord, I do not resist this change nor do I desire to slow it down or speed it up. I let You set the pace Lord, for I know Your timing is perfect. I know now that a delay does not mean no. I hold your hand Jesus with childlike trust, just as babies hold their parents hand as they learn to walk, step by step. Hold my hand Lord, let me feel and enjoy the tempo of this God-breathed life I am now living. All glory to you God. Thank You Jesus, Thank You Lord. I pray this in the name of the One who always had God at the center of His heart, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I am commanding you today for your good? Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.
Deuteronomy 10:12-14

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