So, on to week 3 in the Take Me Deeper project over at the HKC community (see the button in the sidebar).
This week we are looking at 2 Corinthians 3:18
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. (ESV)January is about transforming, and this week, transforming submissively.
Submission - yield to a greater authority or to the will of another.
The thing that pops out to me when I read the verse is 'with unveiled face'. This conjures up the image of lifting my face up to the sun and feeling the warmth. A good feeling. I think of how I can lift my face to God without anything between us - no mask - and feel the warmth of His love and acceptance.
And because of this love and acceptance I submit to His authority, knowing that when He transforms me, it will be for my own good.