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I was going to blog about refresh and even started writing the post but then felt compelled to share something else with you guys. Don't worry, I will get to writing a recap about refresh. I promise. Also, this is technically related to refresh.

At Refresh summit I had the opportunity to share a short devotional on Saturday morning and I thought that I would share some of what I talked about that morning with you guys. To some of you this may be something that you have heard before but for others, this may be a new concept.

Our theme at refresh this year was Transformed and Free and was based off from Colossians 3. This scripture talks about putting on the new self when we identify ourselves as children of God. Amia did a fantastic job at drawing this out over the course of the weekend but I decided to hone into a specific area of our lives where we are called to be transformed and free.

I started off by sharing this excerpt from Milton Vincent's book "A Gospel Primer"

Transformed by Glory

"The glory of God is the most powerful agent of transformation available to mankind. It is so powerful that it transforms those who merely gaze upon it. The Apostle Paul gives personal testimony concerning this stunning fact. 'But we all,' he says, 'beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.' From Paul's testimony I learn that if I wish to become all that God wants me to be, I must behold His glory each day. But where do I find God's glory to behold? Indeed, the glory of God is revealed throughout all Creation, but the Bible indicated that, outside of heaven, the glory of God in its thickest density dwells inside the gospel. It is for this reason that the gospel is descri