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In the current spiritual formation culture, it is easy to equate our spirituality with undertaking spiritual disciplines. There is a temptation to think of spiritual formation as the result of a formula—that if I just do certain activities, I’ll be mature. Frustration can set in, however, when we don’t see any immediate change. It helps to remember that our spiritual transformation is a lifelong process and that we are not left alone in this undertaking. Indeed, each of the members of the Trinity plays a part.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have roles, functions, and power in designing, modeling, and strengthening us in this endeavor of receiving and allowing God’s grace to grow and strengthen our faith. God is constantly extending his grace to us, inviting us to spend time with him and become like him. His goal is to make us like Christ. The power to accomplish this is the abiding presence of his Spirit. When we understand that almighty God is at work in us for our spiritual formation, we can feel that a huge weight has been lifted from us. . .

Joanne Jung

Joanne Jung, Professor, is Associate Dean for Online Education and Faculty Development, and Professor in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Biola University. She received her MA in Bible Exposition from Talbot School of Theology and PhD from Fuller Seminary. Her interests are in biblical interpretation, spiritual formation, and Puritan theology. She has authored books including Godly Conversation; Knowing Grace: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Godliness; and Character Formation in Online Education: A Guide for Instructors, Administrators, and Accrediting Agencies.


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