Transitions, Transformations, Transfiguration

 Some creatures make the journey swiftly; others do not.

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We all are transitioning from infant to adult

transition [tran-zishuh n, –sish-] 
noun

movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject,concept, etc., to another; change:

the transition from adolescence to adulthood. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/transition

 

Humans experience a long childhood, adolescence and then as an adult several phases culminating in senior citizenship.  The journey provides knowledge and experience acquired over a lifetime.  What we paid attention to as children is altered with time and maturity.

1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV 

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

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As we mature we are expected to contribute to society and teach the younger members what we come to know.

We drink spiritual milk as new believers but should mature to digest more complex teachings to the point that we ourselves begin to teach others.

Hebrews 5:11-14 ESV 

About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

We may be transformed in many different ways

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transformation [trans-fer-mey-shuh n] 
noun
1. the act or process of transforming.
2. the state of being transformed.

3. change in form, appearance, nature, or character. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/transformation

We should become more Christ-like every day falling less into temptation and resisting sin with greater success.

Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV 

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

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The Transfiguration of Jesus may also hint at what we may experience when we get to heaven

transfiguration [trans-fig-yuhrey-shuh n, trans-fig-] 
noun
1. the act of transfiguring.
2. the state of being transfigured.
3. (initial capital letterthe supernatural and glorified change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain. Matt. 17:1–9.
4. (initial capital letterthe church festival commemorating this, observed  August 6. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/transfiguration
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One day we Christians will have a Glorified Body.

Philippians 3:21 ESV 

Who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

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James Halifko

Author: James Halifko

I am a Baby Boomer with a lot of life's experience to guide me and share with people.

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