At the Alban Institute online, Timothy C. Geoffrion reflects on the ways that we might experience spiritual transformation by striving to recognize God's activity and love in our lives:
One Step at a Time
by Timothy C. Geoffrion in the Alban Institute Online
Spiritually, many of us want to know and experience God more powerfully. We may hear a lot about "personal transformation"—buzz words in many circles today—but sometimes when we look at our own feeble attempts to improve ourselves or our circumstances, we wonder who truly changes and how transformation happens. We may also feel frustrated and disappointed that God doesn't seem to be doing more to help, and, even more, we want to know if there is any hope for us.
Many of us want a better relationship with God and a more fulfilling life, but are we also willing to admit our limitations, struggles, disappointments, and longing? Spiritual growth is truly possible; God is already at work drawing you closer to him and transforming you, whether or not you can see or feel it. The love, joy, and peace you are longing for is not reserved for a few special people but is available to you as well, as you learn to better recognize God's activity in your life and how to flow better with the Spirit's leading day by day.