And as you know me you will be transformed. You will be changed. For surely the process itself will change you. It will force you to reevaluate your life, your time, your money, your motives, and many other things. It will force you to reexamine what you do, and reexamine what you don’t do. So yes, even the process of seeking me with change and transform you.
But encountering me, knowing me, loving me, receiving from me, following me, and obeying me… these are the things that will bring about real transformation. For it is in the doing, it is in the following, the walking by faith, your life will be transformed. It is not only in the mental agreement, the knowledge in your head. It is not only in the love in your heart, and the fascination of your mind. But it is also in the doing of the deeds. It is also in the daily walk, the daily practice.
So understand, you will benefit greatly from seeking me, even though it will require very real sacrifices at times. But also, others will benefit greatly too. For as you are changed and transformed into the likeness of my son, you will surely be a blessing to those around you. You will carry my fragrance. You will carry my presence. And you will demonstrate my love to all.