From ordinary to amazing.  

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect – Romans 12 v 2 (New Living Translation)

Topaz is a gem stone found in most parts of the world. It occurs in varieties of beautiful colors. The most common occurring topaz is colorless, and due to its abundance, has little worth. In the last 20 years techniques for transforming colorless topaz into a high worth blue topaz have been developed. This process involves irradiating colorless topaz with high energy electrons from electron accelerators. The result is the transformation of a common occurring colorless stone into a highly desirable blue topaz
gem that is virtually indistinguishable from its natural occurring siblings.A remarkable account of two of Jesus’ disciples, Peter and John is recorded in the Bible (Acts 4 v 1 - 14). Peter and John are arrested in the temple after healing a crippled man. The charge is that they are teaching people about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, claiming the he is the Christ and that it is by his power that the crippled man was healed. The day following their arrest they are put on trial before the members of the governing council. On presenting their defense, it is recorded; “Now when they [members of the governing council] saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools, they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (excerpt from Amplified Bible)
You see, if Peter and John were living in the 21st first century, they would likely have been regarded as the working class. Now, how did ordinary men, such as these, mount up a defense in a manner that made the members of the governing council to marvel? Here is the thing, what had happened was, while they had been spending their time with Jesus, their thinking patterns were irradiated and transformed, from ordinary to amazing. These were the same men who later spearheaded the fastest growing movement in its time.

Imagine how you also can be transformed from ordinary to amazing as you increasingly behold the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thoughtfully,
The Thought Coach


The Thought Coach seeks to align believers thinking patterns to God’s perfect design for humanity. Feel free to share this newsletter, or get them to subscribe below