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  • APRIL 08 2020
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Apr 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Ramesh Richard

It is human nature to self-improve. We all desire to be the best version of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. But no matter how much we transform externally, we cannot reform our hearts by will alone. True heart, soul and life transformation can only come from God, who knows you and loves you. He invites all who are weary, broken and imperfect to come to Him and trust Him to transform you from the inside out. Will you trust Him? You think about it, let's talk about it.

TRANSCRIPT:
Hello world! Today I speak on “Reforming Your Self.” Now who doesn’t want to be reformed, to get better, to be improved? Only the dead in cemeteries don’t want to be reformed, or improved or bettered. But you want to reform yourself. Now there are all sorts of sources of reformation. People give you slogans. You go to seminars and outlandish ideas some/none of them seem to last very much longer than the meeting themselves. You’ve tried all kinds of ways to reform yourself. You’ve tried, for example, physical fitness, because the body does affect the soul and the mind and the heart. My wife and I are presently in a five-week, ten-session physical fitness training, with a rather demanding sort-of-a trainer. And He’s helping me discover muscles I’ve never had. Some sort of physical training. Others of us try mind training, especially by going to positive thinking seminars and possibility thinking seminars, so you’ll think of yourself in a better way, think of others in a more positive way. That’ll help you some. That’s called “reformation,” but you’ll find negative thoughts continuing to overwhelm your positive thoughts and possibility thoughts. Others try social training to follow the mores and culture that surround them. They’re not peculiar and odd and strange. And yet others think about religious and moral training: to do the things that you should do, to not do the things that you should not do. The problem with religion and morality is that it never gives you the power to do what you’re supposed to do.

Then, finally, there’s sheer will training. I mean, there are some of you who are strong and determined to do right. Somebody told you if you do things for about 21 days it becomes a habit. And at the end of the 21st day somebody tells you it’s really going to take 28 days, and you’ve got to start all over again. The problem with all of these kinds of training is it attempts reformation before transformation. May I suggest to you that you need to be transformed inside you before you can be reformed outside you? Transformation is version 2.0, and reformation may be at best 1.0. Now what God says is through the Lord Jesus, you will escape the corruption that is inside you. That you will become a participant in the divine nature, and therefore you’ll have all the power that’s needed for all of life and godliness.

So He says, “Invite me inside your life. I will transform you.” And after the transformation sets in, then all the reformation pieces can be put together. He writes the source code for this reformation and transformation. So go to Him. He’s developed the application and the upgrade, and he can transform your life. So don’t reform yourself. Let God transform you through the Lord Jesus. Send me a comment on Facebook. Click on the link below. I want to hear from you frequently, as often as you want, so we keep up this dialogue, because your life must be transformed.

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It is human nature to self-improve. We all desire to be the best version of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. But no matter how much we transform externally, we cannot reform our hearts by will alone. True heart, soul and life transformation can only come from God, who knows you and loves you. He invites all who are weary, broken and imperfect to come to Him and trust Him to transform you from the inside out. Will you trust Him? You think about it, let's talk about it.

TRANSCRIPT:
Hello world! Today I speak on “Reforming Your Self.” Now who doesn’t want to be reformed, to get better, to be improved? Only the dead in cemeteries don’t want to be reformed, or improved or bettered. But you want to reform yourself. Now there are all sorts of sources of reformation. People give you slogans. You go to seminars and outlandish ideas some/none of them seem to last very much longer than the meeting themselves. You’ve tried all kinds of ways to reform yourself. You’ve tried, for example, physical fitness, because the body does affect the soul and the mind and the heart. My wife and I are presently in a five-week, ten-session physical fitness training, with a rather demanding sort-of-a trainer. And He’s helping me discover muscles I’ve never had. Some sort of physical training. Others of us try mind training, especially by going to positive thinking seminars and possibility thinking seminars, so you’ll think of yourself in a better way, think of others in a more positive way. That’ll help you some. That’s called “reformation,” but you’ll find negative thoughts continuing to overwhelm your positive thoughts and possibility thoughts. Others try social training to follow the mores and culture that surround them. They’re not peculiar and odd and strange. And yet others think about religious and moral training: to do the things that you should do, to not do the things that you should not do. The problem with religion and morality is that it never gives you the power to do what you’re supposed to do.

Then, finally, there’s sheer will training. I mean, there are some of you who are strong and determined to do right. Somebody told you if you do things for about 21 days it becomes a habit. And at the end of the 21st day somebody tells you it’s really going to take 28 days, and you’ve got to start all over again. The problem with all of these kinds of training is it attempts reformation before transformation. May I suggest to you that you need to be transformed inside you before you can be reformed outside you? Transformation is version 2.0, and reformation may be at best 1.0. Now what God says is through the Lord Jesus, you will escape the corruption that is inside you. That you will become a participant in the divine nature, and therefore you’ll have all the power that’s needed for all of life and godliness.

So He says, “Invite me inside your life. I will transform you.” And after the transformation sets in, then all the reformation pieces can be put together. He writes the source code for this reformation and transformation. So go to Him. He’s developed the application and the upgrade, and he can transform your life. So don’t reform yourself. Let God transform you through the Lord Jesus. Send me a comment on Facebook. Click on the link below. I want to hear from you frequently, as often as you want, so we keep up this dialogue, because your life must be transformed.

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