But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
The Christian life is not static but a dynamic process. As we become to Jesus Christ, we are born again and are a new creature; but our transformation does not happen instantaneously, but, like everything in life, we gradually burn stages. Our Christian maturity, as it is God’s plan for our lives, is to be transformed from glory to glory into the very image of our Lord Jesus Christ, as 2 Corinthians 3:18 says. If that process takes ten years or forty, it will depend on whether we pass the tests or need to repeat them.
Let’s see how we try to set an example of natural life to explain what it means to be transformed from glory to glory. Our example has to do with energy. It is understood by energy (within the field of study of physics), the capacity required by a body for the performance of any work, i.e., it is a property or characteristic, which allows physical objects, can play some kind of action. In other words, energy is everything that has the ability to produce a work.
There are different types of energies, including: electric, light, mechanical, thermal, wind, solar, nuclear, kinetic, potential, chemical, hydraulic, sound, photovoltaic, tidal, reaction, ionic, geothermal, electromagnetic, metabolic, hydroelectric, free, internal, magnetic and heat. One type of energy is transformed into another, from the different types of energy that exist. The transformation of energy occurs when you use some type of energy to do a work, one part becomes work and another part is transformed into another type of energy.
Let’s look at an example of successive transformations of various types of energy. Wind energy is converted into mechanical energy, by means of windmill blades, and they drive mechanisms that move an electric generator. Then, mechanical energy is transformed into electrical energy. Finally, electrical energy is transformed into light energy and heat when used in a light bulb. Thus, the movement of the winds, which was previously almost unused, is now transformed into mechanical action, electricity, heat and light.
And just as energy is transformed from one type to another until it reaches its full potential, we are transformed from glory to glory. When we reach the feet of Christ, we are like wind energy, a wind that flows indistinctly to one side or the other. The Holy Spirit begins the transforming work in us giving conviction of sin and sets the blades of our repentance in motion, which moves the generator of our conversion. Once we have become a new creature, we exhibit the warmth of the fruit of the Spirit and are a beacon of light in the midst of darkness.
But our transformation from glory to glory does not stop there. Every day, if we allow God to do His work in us, we will be polished as a precious metal is purified. This process is not necessarily easy, we will go through trials that could cause us pain, but the end result will be that we will reflect the glory of the Lord, and, as it is written in Haggai 2:9, our latter glory will be greater than the former. God bless you.