#5801 – Re-Presenting God

Good morning people who never tire of placing God before others.

In addition to our holy call to act and speak on behalf of God as His ambassadors (to represent God), we are equally called to re-present God. Let me explain by breaking it down into the prefix re and the word present.

The prefix re means ‘again and again (to indicate repetition)’. We see a great example of this in the following well-known scripture.

Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

While the Word of God has infinite power, we all know that reading one verse only once will not bring about the transformation that we all desire. As the Bible repeatedly says (there’s the prefix re again), our metamorphosis comes from meditating on God’s Word day and night, and by continually keeping the Word of God in our hearts and on our lips. Again and again is imperative to the process of sanctification.

When we look at the phrase to present, we are talking about ‘to place before’. An example of this is when the king enters a room and someone says, “I present to you His Majesty King Charles.” We are also on the other side of this as we enter the throne room of God; we present ourselves (place ourselves before) God’s throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16).

Now, put the prefix re and the word present together and re-present means, ‘to place before, again and again’.

This is the call of God upon our lives: to place God before people again and again.

Let’s go deeper into this tomorrow.