2 Corinthians 3

Thank You, Lord, that You love me like no other.

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“Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.  He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant…” (3:4-6 NIV)

Any task before me, any challenge ahead of me, I can accomplish or face because of the confidence and competence YOU supply.  You make me bold; You make me capable.  I am dependent upon You, Lord, for these things at all times.

“…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (3:17-18 NIV)

“…God is a living personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone.  And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete.  We’re free of it!  All of us!  Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of His face.  And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like Him.” (3:17-18 MSG)

Thank You for the freedom You bring, Father!  And every single day, You’re at work to cause the reflection of me to look less and less like me and more and more like Jesus.  Keep on doing so!  Amen.