Here is a great aspect of Spiritual Growth - Growing is about transformation It’s about moving from something we’re not to something we should be.
Paul tells us:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2
What is it we should be when we’re all grown up?
Paul says in Romans 8:29 that we’re supposed to be “conformed to the image of God’s son.” “Conformed.” In Romans 12, he says we’re supposed to be “transformed.” To be transformed is to have our form changed. Trans means “change.” To be conformed is to have our form changed with another. “Con” means “with.” The goal of our growth is to be changed to “conform” to the shape of God’s son—to think and act like Jesus.
Be transformed so you can conform to Jesus Christ. Amen?