A Transformed Heart

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in 3 John, New Testament
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3 John 1:2-4
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Sometimes I wonder what is the point of trying so hard to serve God to man when man does not want God. If God wanted, He could turn the heart of men towards Him just as He turned the heart of Pharaoh against Him when the Israelites were living in captivity in Egypt and Moses was requesting Pharaoh to release them. When I look around, the world around me seems to want to live in oblivion to God, sin and any sense of morality. Things that were shameful in the past is now acceptable and trendy and things that were condoned before are now revered. In such times, would it not be easier to blend in with the world and believe what we believe in the privacy of our hearts so as not to look foolish? What is God saying to us today as we rationalize our purpose?

The problem with following Christ is that unlike other beliefs, it is not cool and comes with dire consequences. Believing in Christ as our Lord and saviour results in transformation of our very soul and our hearts are filled with love unlike the kind that we know. When John wrote to Gaius commending him for his walk of faith, it was not an exception, rather it should be the story of everyone who professes Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Christ saved us from living blindly like the Pharaoh, who had his own interests at heart, and fills in us the Holy Spirit of God which transforms our brokenness into a vessel that is worthy to hold the spirit of the living God, a living tabernacle! I pray that you who has received Christ lives the life of a Gaius and glorifies God rather than living the life of the Pharaoh that glorified himself resulting in losing far more than he had. May God be glorified through our lives and may the world see the love of Christ in us.

In His Loving Service,

John 12:35-36 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.” 

  1. What a beautiful encouragement! 🙂 To have that love for others, instead of the fear that was once there . . .even though I look foolish. . .oh, how sweet it is to live for Him. God bless and keep you, Vineet!

  2. ServantBoy says:

    You said it well about love instead of fear even though we look foolish. That is so true and I specially thank God for the Love you have for Him which is evident in you, regardless of the circumstances and challenges of this life. I praise God for you and the inspiration you are to me and to many.
    In Christ,

  3. Vineet, The transformed heart is worth all the ridicule the world can dish out and looking foolish to the world because of that transformed heart is such a blessing. Your boldness for our Savior is wonderful to see! Peace, Linda

  4. ServantBoy says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. Without God’s transformation of our hearts, we certainly would look like fools and I am now proud to be a fool to the world but a treasure to my father in heaven!
    In Christ,

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