So where is this heading to? Anyone with scant knowledge of geology knows there are three types of rocks. Igneous rocks, which come from volcanic activity when magma cools and hardens, sedimentary rocks, which are formed from mineral or organic particles cementing themselves together and Metamorphic rocks which are different again although their origins are found in both former types. Through heat and/or pressure igneous and sedimentary rocks are changed into a new type of rock, a metamorphic rock, so from sandstone, for example, comes quartzite and from shale comes slate. They are different rocks and not the same as they once were. It is this transformation or change from the old into the new that Romans 12:2 talks about. The Greek word ‘metamorphoo’ is used to describe the change. We are changed by the Holy Spirit, so our hearts and minds are now in line with God’s. No longer do we think as the world does but the way God does. Furthermore, we are given power and authority to deal with all situations that might arise. We can’t avoid difficult times, but God has provided a means of navigating a way through them.