Come Kingdom of God! Be done will of God!

Posted: July 25, 2015 in transformation

“Come Kingdom of God! Be done will of God!” (Literal translation of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:10)

Welcome to “Life Inside the Circle”. This is a blog series on transformation.

What is transformation? Boiled all the way down to its essence, transformation is what happens when I draw a circle around myself and invite Jesus to be the Ruler of everything within the circle. I declare “Lord, inside this circle let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done in my life as it is in heaven!”

Wherever Christ is invited in and installed as King, that physical location becomes a beachhead for the Kingdom of God. Allowing Jesus to rule within the circle means that I relinquish my right to rule my own life. Easier said than done, but when I do this to the best of my understanding (the Holy Spirit gives continuous revelation of how I can better yield the various parts of my life to Christ’s Lordship) God will engage in the process of transformation.

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By definition transformation is a process, it is a metamorphosis from one state of being to another state of being. 2 Corinthians 3:18 describes this as being transformed from glory to ever-increasing glory.

The ultimate progression of a transformed life is to see the circle expand beyond just a single individual to encompass marriages, cell groups, congregations, the marketplace (business, education, government), and whole communities and cities.  A transformed city is a place where even the very institutions of the city are being changed by the power of God as ordinary believers expand the perimeter of their circle in unity with other like-minded believers in the places where they work, play, and worship. There is no more exciting place to be than where the Kingdom of God is expanding and people’s lives are being radically changed by the power and grace of God!

The purpose of this blog is fully explore the principles and conditions by which transformation takes place in my life and in my world. I invite you to come along for the ride!

Live inside the circle. Be transformed!

Mike Thorley is the founder and president of the Glory to Glory Transformation Project, created to inspire, equip, and unleash the Church to be the catalyst for transformation in their communities around the world.

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Comments
  1. Kim O says:

    Thanks for the both the encouragement and the challenge, Mike. Great thoughts to ponder! Blessings on your new adventures!

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  2. jean says:

    This is Nice God bless you !!!!1

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  3. Sandy Bruns says:

    This is a fantastic blog, Mike. Thank you for sending it to. I will be sharing this with many of my friends. I know this will bring me closer to the Lord and help me to allow Him to be more completely the one directing my life and using it for His glory.

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  4. Sharon Watson says:

    Will enjoy reading your blogs and now drawing that circle around me.

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