In time you will sense God changing you from the inside out, helping you respond to the conditions of your life differently. Remember, you will gradually find yourself living with different habits, attitudes, words, and behaviors. You will also discover—and this is an amazing gift of grace—that you are not alone. Jesus, in the power of his Spirit, steps out of the pages of the Gospel and becomes an empowering presence and close companion in the daily experience of your life.
—Trevor Hudson, Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love, with a foreword by Dallas Willard (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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All of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.
—2 Corinthians 3:18 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of Compassion, we offer you our tears—tears of release, tears of grief, tears of joy. Receive them in love, and reveal to us the healing they can bring. Amen. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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