January 27, 2016

Changed and Changing Still

“Now I know I have seen
Your glory that cannot be unseen
I am changed and changing still
As I look upon you Lord and believe"

I am captivated by this particular phrase in the song “Transfiguration” by Hillsong Worship - I am changed and changing still. I think the reason I am so captivated by it and get swept up and teary eyed while singing these lyrics is because, like many of you, it has been the testimony of my relationship with Jesus. 

I have grown up in church entire life. Church was what my family did on Sunday. It was never a dinner discussion between my parents if we would or would not be getting up to dawn our Sunday best the next morning at church. I was saved at  age seven and even through my party days at college I would still be in church the next morning after a long night. But it wasn’t until my senior year of college that I had my own personal revelation of Jesus. It was when I truly saw for myself {:not what had been told to me or handed down from my parents:} the “glory that cannot be unseen” that Jesus began a transformation in me that will continue until the day I die. 

When you have an encounter with Jesus, when you feel the presence of Jesus there is something and everything within you that begins to change. I don’t remember ever having a definitive moment in my life or in church when I remember deciding I was no longer going to be partying on the weekends or reading my Bible every night before I went to bed. Yet, both of these things happened because getting a revelation of Jesus simply changes you. Now, 8 years into this relationship with him I find that the farther I come, the further I know I need to let him take me. I am changed - I am no longer the insecure, boy attention craving, self-centered, semi-party girl I once was. But, I am also changing still.

God is not done rearranging and reconstructing things in my life. He is good like that. He doesn’t do it all at once, but one day you look back on who you were and recognize all that He has done in and through you and cannot be helped but to look upon the Lord and believe. 

Just a simple thought I had and wanted to share with my friends. Hope thats okay, ;)

If you’ve never heard the song, here is a video of a couple of my friends and some fellow students singing an incredible version of it at our college graduation in November.

Just out of curiosity, what is one thing He has changed in you? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! It's funny ho you mentioned you look back at who you were and realize all he has done and how he has changed you.. I was literally just doing that last night when writing my upcoming blog post! Love it girl! Can't wait to hear more about your testimony -- Aisha www.freecitizenco.com


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