"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18 King James)
The apartment was in a state of utter chaos. Televisions, clothes, dishes, newspaper, boxes – stuff is all over the place. One morning I had to move a dresser drawer to get to a chair so I could sit down and eat my cereal. Everything was disorganized and I was a bit frazzled. I had to remind myself that I was in a transition. I'd been preparing to move to another apartment and I got word that the move would be earlier than I expected – a month earlier.
The blessed part is that Holy Spirit had been speaking to my roommate and I the entire time to start packing little by little ahead of time, so we did. So even though things appeared to be in disarray we were closer to being ready to go when the day came. When the call came several weeks before our original move date, we were ready and we had peace because we'd already been preparing.
God is always taking us from one place to another, that's why it's called a Christian "walk." The Bible says we're moving from glory to glory – sounds like movement to me. Change is constant and inevitable. The sooner we settle that in our minds the better off we are.
The good news is that God never leaves us unprepared. He wants us to have peace through every transition so the Holy Spirit will always give us a 'heads up.' Those little promptings we get are God's way of getting us prepared so the transition can be smooth. For example you may get in the car to go to work and feel prompted to take an alternate route. It's different than the way you usually take and that's often an issue because the majority of us are creatures of habit. Later you hear of an accident on your regular route that you avoided because you obeyed the Holy Spirit's prompting. It happens over and over in our lives. We're always moving forward and the Holy Spirit is always speaking.
Perhaps it's time to rediscover the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives and take some time to really listen. Have you felt a prompting that you have not acted on? What is the Holy Spirit saying to you? Whatever it is don't wait any longer – move on it and then when your change comes you can enjoy it fully because you've prepared. That's the way we triumph through transition.
Copyright December 2007