God is the Master Craftsman

In today’s talk, Andover Vineyard pastor Hedley Munckton helps us understand the changes God is doing in us and how (and why) we can be transformed to be more like Him. His plans for us are perfect and as He transforms us, He brings out the best in us.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV

We don’t always enjoy the change, but it’s always good. Sometimes the change is the result of personal growth because of obedient, sometimes it’s the result of disobedience and important lessons learned.

Each one of us is a construction site, under construction by the Master. We should expect change. Part of the purpose of the church is to be with each other and there for each other during the difficult times.

The smart thing is to go with His plan and not resist, as resistance leads to more pain in the long run.

He is changing us by degrees to reflect His glorious image.

We are His masterpieces.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10 NLT

He has the best for us and will do the best. When He asks us to change, we need to allow Him to do His work. And we need to be there for each other and be one another as each of us is being changed.

We also need to be challenging one another: “What is God telling you? How are you going to respond?”