Sunday, July 3, 2011

A New Vision

"...Seeking to see that person only in the context of the cross. This simple method brings the imagination into play. Imagination is a power given us surely in order to enable us to enter into another's experience. Christ knows and loves the person and will transform my mind so that I see him as I could not have seen him before-- loved, forgiven, redeemed. In this way, by the offering up of the mind and imagination, I take my stand beneath the cross of Jesus. There things look very different from the way they look to the lonely self. Thus the only reality that the self would be able to see grows dimmer as the bright reality that can be seen by faith grows brighter.

"This is new vision. The deliberate decision to think Christ's thoughts by allowing Him to remold the mind leads to a different way of seeing, which in turn leads to a different way of behaving towards others."

-Elisabeth Elliot

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind..." Romans 12:1-2

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