Summary: How God wants and is able to take our old life and transform it by his power and grace when we give our life to him.
The Power of the Transformed Life, Do you Have it?
Glenn Newton, Feb. 15, 2004
ISA 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his
understanding no one can fathom.ISA 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases
the power of the weak.ISA 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men
stumble and fall; ISA 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk
and not be faint.
Everybody get you wallet out, just for a minute, I promise you we are not going to take
another offering. Get your wallet out, and I want you to find the part where you keep
your pictures...... Did you find it? Now I want you to find a picture for me.... not of you
children.... Brent not a picture of yourself....... but I want you to find your picture that you
have of God. Don’t you have a picture of God? Didn’t He send you one? I got mine in
the mail this week, I guess He only sent pictures to those He really liked......
For those of you who don’t have a real picture..... I know that you have a mental picture
of who God is.... you have a mental picture of what God not only looks like, but kind of
who He is, How powerful He is, What Heaven may look like...... all these years in Sunday
School, surely you’ve painted some wonderful pictures with your imagination....
Can I tell you I think it’s important to us how we picture God in our minds, in our hearts.
What we believe about God, How we picture Him has an effect on how we live, how we
percieve God working in our everyday lives..... Think about your picture of God....
what’s the biggest thing about God that stands out to you above everything else..... say it
out loud..... what one features sticks out in your mind today?
We know that God reveals Himself to us through His Word, but I also believe God gives
us impressions to us individually as we pray.... God helps us to know who He is.... and
since we all come from different backgrounds God know what it is that we need to know
about Him, so he will reveal different things to different people to meet their need... and
guess what, all of those different aspects are right..... we can never comprehend all the
things that make up God, He’s too big for that.... but we can know Him.... We can and we
need to have a picture of God......... not one that’s been drawn for us by some
overbearning parent, or preacher or anyone else.... but we need to develope the picture
that we draw as we Read God’s Word and we learn about who God is through the life of
Christ, and through the Old Testament..... and we learn to fill in that picture as God
himself talks to us, encourages us, challenges us.... as we walk with Him in relationship.
Have you ever met someone first on the phone, or writing in the mail, you spent alot of
time getting to know them before you ever saw them in person? I know with our
technology today this probably doesn’t happen very often anymore, but I would bet you