2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV)
18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord, works in us, convicts us of sin, and provides liberty of access to God in freedom and assistance of prayer. Moses had to cover the glory of God, but those who have placed their faith in The Lord Jesus Christ are to reflect His glory for others to see. As The Spirit of The Lord directs us we are transformed more into the likeness of Christ from one degree to the next.
Mike Yaconelli, in Messy Spirituality (Zondervan, 2002), writes on p. 13 �� Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives. Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality, not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws, but because we let go of seeking perfection and instead seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives. Spirituality is not about being fixed; it is about God's being present in the mess of our unfixedness.
I was reminded about transformation looking at photos taken prior to the Daytime Emmys. Slowly the celebrities were transformed from their everyday hairstyles and clothes to something special for the event. They had stylists helping them with their clothes, their hair, and their makeup. Yes they could have done it themselves, but it was so much easier to have a relationship with someone they trusted to take care of the essentials for them. That is how we should be in our relationship with Christ, trusting Him to take care of the essentials and allowing Him to transform us more into His likeness.