Am I willing to be “Exhibit A?”

Transformation of the heart, soul, and mind isn’t done in a vacuum. This isn’t a “me and Jesus” effort. This is a BODY OF CHRIST effort.

We need to surrender our ideals about “rugged individualism” and see the benefit of the Body of Christ. Walking in true transformation means I need to be willing to be “Exhibit A.” I’m willing for my life to be under examination by others. In my struggles and triumphs, in my walk with God as I work to “be anxious for nothing” and “rejoice always,” I must be willing to allow others to watch. I can’t be afraid of failure… or success.

The ideal of powerful transformation must be firm in me. It must then be practiced by me. And then I can continue to challenge others to “walk this way.”

We need a bolder call to apprenticeship. Not our weak forms of “discipleship.” Apprenticeship. 

We need to do this together. 

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Phil. 4:9)

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Cor. 11:1)

Therefore I urge you to imitate me. (1 Cor. 4:16)

Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. (Phil. 3:17)

Be willing to BE the example.

Be willing to do this transformational walk TOGETHER.

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