Day 30:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,  there is freedom. 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 Cor 3:17-18) 

We live in a lost world that is constantly pulling on us, advertising dead ends and detours that lead us away from the abundant life. So, God in  his grace came to set us free, to awaken us to a greater life, a greater  reality, where we find lasting love and significance in Jesus Christ. 

When we receive God’s free offer of grace, the Holy Spirit takes up  residence in our lives and begins to transform us into Christ’s likeness.  And the Spirit desires for the affections, purposes, and ambitions of  Jesus, our Savior, to be our own. God knows that when our hearts beat  in rhythm with his, then his greatest joys will be ours. And we will never  be richer than when we are emptied of earthly ambitions and filled with  Christ’s desires. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to focus on Jesus, so that I may be  gradually transformed into his likeness through your Holy Spirit.