God’s Word for Today: Transform
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.
Transformers are cool. From the toys that are still huge sellers today, to all the movies that came out (4 so far, 5th one on its way), I have an inkling of fondness for things that can transform. To go from an everyday type character to something that is powerful and quite apt to win the day, is just this side of the ultimate cool.
After a little time spent in Wikipedia, I have been filled with all kinds of Transformer knowledge. I simply wanted to confirm the names I was familiar with and was filled with more trivial facts than I really cared to know. There are 28 Autobots, 43 Decepticons, and a number of AllSpark Mutations. And, that is just in the movie series. If one gets involved with the TV series, the numbers of Transformer increases dramatically. Does anyone care?
Many people, have a fondness for Bumble Bee. He started out as a 75-77 Chevrolet Camaro, and upgrades into a 2006 model. Thus, cool car turns in to a rather small transformer that always gives it his best. Most times, he is outsized and outnumbered. Something about Bumble Bee having a speech impediment and portrayed as the underdog with heart, makes him a favorite.
Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots (the good team) is actually the main character. He is a 1997 red and blue Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck. Being the brains and director of the cause for good, OP has my vote.
I guess the attraction to the Transformers is the fact that at any time, they can change from a somewhat normal, everyday item, to an awesome fighting force that is dedicated to defeating the evil of this world. Then, they transform back to normal and resume a humble role.
You also have the Decepticons which are just as cool in their transformations, but are on the dark side of life’s story. Who would ever root for them. Even though they are just as attractive as the good characters and change back and forth with equal ease, something about their ultimate goal of defeating the good of this world, makes them less than desirable. You simply want to take a large hammer and destroy everything they are about.
Does any of this sound familiar? When you turn your life over to Jesus and are filled with the Holy Spirit, you are instantly transformed into something awesome. If you haven’t experienced this transformation yet, message me and we will get to work on it. Those of you who have, you know what I am talking about.
The downfall, or rather kicker in this transformation, is the ease with which one can transform back to the normal and flawed person you were before. No matter how hard you try. No matter how strong your will. Staying the awesome fighter for good, is not a permanent transformation. You will change back. You will at times, just be a normal person with normal needs, normal faults, and normal mistakes to be made.
Today, know there is a difference. After the initial transforming of your heart from one of this world, to one of God, you will always have that in you. You are a permanent Autobot who when needed will fight for the good. Your fellow man means more to you than any of the Decepticons of this world. You are part of God’s army of good against evil. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Good stuff……
Prayer: Dearest Lord, who gave me a transforming choice. I thank you for taking me, an ordinary person with flaws, and giving me the ability to transform into a member of your army. Forgive me for the Decepticons of this world that I tend to want to follow. Today, help me to choose your good, pleasing, and perfect will. In Jesus’, who opened the door to my transformation, name I pray. Amen and amen.