You seek and look for transformation. You long to see your community changed, your church revived, your business restored, your family reconciled… you are desperate to see your world and your nation changed.
I say, look to me – am I not the one who creates, who gives and brings life where there is death? I will transform all things. I will make all things new. I will renew all things.
Yet – will you allow me to renew you? Will you allow me to bring renewal through you? Step into me, into my heart and be renewed and revived. Then go and renew, refresh and revive: your family, business, community, church.
This is not a difficult thing I ask; simply rest in me and let me bring renewal through you. Rest in me; do nothing in your own strength. Do nothing alone or apart from me, for time is precious and outside of me it is wasted. No more delay. Agree to live in me and in my presence at all times.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.