“The spiritual life has much more to do with subtraction than addition.” – Meister Eckhart
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” – John 12:24
“We must come to come to grips with this hard truth: In the first half of life, we thought we were deep and wise. In the second half of life, we come to accept we are moody and judgmental.” – Chuck DeGroat
“All come from dust, and to dust all return.” – Ecclesiastes 3:21
“Dust you are and to dust you will return.” – Genesis 3:19
“I am nothing but dust and ashes.” – Genesis 18:27 – Abraham speaking to God.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” – Psalm 103:14
“All come from dust, and to dust all return.” – Ecclesiastes 3:20“He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”– Ecclesiastes 3:11
“As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lighting. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.” – Luke 9:29-30
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
What prevents you from experiencing deeper transformation? What is the veil that needs to be taken away?
“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:19-20
“What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be God’s man. Christ’s life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central.”
“It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that.” – Galatians 2:19-21 The Message
What is preventing you from experiencing deeper transformation?