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 Christlikeness, God's Purpose For Every Believer- David Orton

"… all the circumstances of life, including suffering, are ordained of God to change us into the image of his Son – to reveal his glory in us. Depending on our response, the painful things either turn us or twist us. If we love him we will die to self, turning to him in humility and surrender, more closely identifying with the death of Christ, and thereby entering his life. If not, we become bitter, harbouring resentment toward God and those who have offended us.

Through the seeming minutiae of daily life God is raising up a new humanity in the image of his own Son. He is restoring them to perfect union (and communion) with himself, and with one another – “for it is God who works in you both to will and do of his good pleasure” (Phil 2:13)."




Excerpt from "The Dwelling of God"


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