Transformed – metamorphoo

August 1st, 2012

All day I have been thinking about Romans 12:2. It says, “Do not conform any longer 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.”

As I dwelt upon this verse I kept on getting the word “transformed”. When I got home to my computer I decided to look up the New Testament Greek word for transformed.

It is metamorphoo. It means to change, transform or metamorphise.

As I thought about this it reminded me of the process a butterfly goes through – a metamorphise. It starts as a caterpillar, builds its cocoon and then transforms in to a butterfly.

The caterpillar’s destiny was always to become a butterfly. It began as one thing and then intentionally prepared a cocoon to bring the change about. To fulfil its destiny and purpose.

This is how it is for us a Christians too. We are destined to be like Christ. As we intentionally prepare our cocoon of prayer and Bible reading, God transforms us by His Word and His Spirit to be like Christ.

But, like the caterpillar we have to be intentional. We can’t just sit back and expect it to happen. Building our cocoon takes time, effort and energy… but the results of being “metamorphoo’d” into Christ is well worth it!

Let’s all keep preparing our cocoons today!

God Bless,

Dave