We always reflect the mental picture of God that we envision, for better or worse. If you have a fear-based picture of God, it will even affect the structure of your brain.
You become the kind of person that you worship. If you have a threatening picture of God, you become threatening. If you have a controlling picture of God you become controlling. Your picture of God shapes the course that your life takes.
What transforms us is what we look at, what we see. The Holy Spirit opens our minds to see the glory of Jesus Christ, and as this happens we are transformed into it. As we behold his love, we become more loving. As we see his peace, we become more peaceful.
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