God causes heart and mind transformation he is not into “behavior modification” because it has no lasting effect.
In the military we had behavior modification. You break the rules you have an instant consequence. We were trained in fear of consequences.
Most are relieved to get out don’t do that stuff anymore and it’s the same with retirement! People are overjoyed to not be constantly monitored. See? Modification doesn’t stick. As soon as the fence is gone the horses run free.
God changes us from the inside out that is HIS WAY! You can put forth whatever image you want- but he sees the inside, and that’s why he told the Pharisees they were full of dead means bones and other gross things…
He saw their heart and it was not pretty.
Some of you need to realize those who have the right image may not have the heart you have. Trust God to re-shape you the way he sees fit.
Part of walking by Faith is to learn to love yourself as you are; because God loves you as you are already……if we don’t see ourselves the way God sees us, we will not likely be able to move forward in and with him.
He took you on when you were a mess, and he’s not done with you yet!
He’s your counsellor (He said so in his Word) Ask for his advice! He is listening! He hears you! He loves you so much!
Lg “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (NIV)