Suddenly, Painstakingly Transformed

So the service of the LORD’s temple was established. Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over how God had prepared the people, for it had come about suddenly. – 2 Chronicles 29:35-36
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When Hezekiah decided to reestablish the service of the LORD’s temple, the process was pretty involved and laborious. It included the removal of all the idolatrous articles, reunification of all the priests, and a multitude of animal sacrifices. Yet, one thing, according to the Word, didn’t take much time. It came about suddenly. By the power of God, the people’s hearts were instantaneously changed to accomplish the task.
While God is able to change a heart in a moment, the working out of that transformation usually takes time. What the Lord accomplishes inside must eventually find form outside and this is often where spirit and flesh lock horns. This is where spiritual “sweat equity” is accumulated.
Do the work. Remove the idols. Make the sacrifices. Personal and corporate renewal will come no other way.
Transformation literally means going beyond your form. – Wayne Dyer

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