The Christ of God

This week, let's take a close look at Luke 9:28-36 - the transfiguration of Christ. How can we apply this phenomenal event to our own relationship of Christ? While we may not understand nor can we fully grasp all that took place on that mountain that day, I believe that one of the main things God is saying through this event is that He wants to readjust our vision of Him. To see Christ transfigured before us requires that we be willing to receive all that God wants to reveal. The more we are willing to receive the more He will reveal to us. Colossians 2:2-3 says,"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." You can know that your spiritual vision is being properly adjusted when you come to see Christ alone. Once Peter, James, and John were fully awake, Elijah and Moses disappeared and they saw Jesus alone. In our busy world full of responsibilities, schedules, and distractions, it is easy to let our vision of Christ become obscured, so we must make a conscious effort each and every day to keep our focus on Christ first and foremost. To me, one of the most important parts of the transfiguration was the voice of God. Luke 9:35 says, "A voice came from the cloud, saying, 'This is my Son, whom I have chosen, LISTEN TO HIM.'" I added the capital letters because I believe that God spoke those words with extra volume. When our spiritual vision is being readjusted our hearing is as vital as our sight. As we keep our ears and eyes open to the voice and vision of Christ, we will see Him transfigured in our own lives. May God shatter your present perspective and reveal Himself to you as bigger, greater, and more powerful than anything you could imagine.

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