There is a moment in all our lives when we know a change is needed. Not just any change though, an internal, and eternal change of the heart. We read self help books, Christian devotionals, listen to messages our friends and family guarantee can change our lives and transform us into whom we know, who we are meant to be. Yet a life changing transformation occurs only when we come face to face with the One True God.
Change is the one thing we all seek. We look at ourselves in the mirror, picking ourselves apart trying to separate the ugly and rotten pieces–from the pieces of us that we think are beautiful, worthy, or approved. At the end of this harrowing ordeal we are left feeling incomplete, dirty, and undesirable. Many of us still feel like this even after we accepted Christ as our Savior.
Thankfully, God never called for us to change ourselves. God never wiped His hands of us and left the impossible up to us. No. When God adopted us, bringing us into the kingdom of light, He knew exactly what He was getting himself into. For when God accepted us—He assumed full responsibility of our transformations so, “who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (Phil 3:21) God did. God will. The only thing keeping us from this glorious transformation is US. Respecting our free will, God gives us a choice.
Will you allow God to work in your life, unfiltered, unrestrained?
God can only do His best work uninhibited and for this to occur we must admit that we do not always now what is best for our lives. Humanity believes changing the external things will alter the inner man, the spirit.
The familiar areas of their lives, the old habits, the old ways, many say they want change but few give up their old lives for it. Christ gives us the internal makeover we are looking for. Christ is not an old man adopting new ways, Christ is the resurrection. He is life itself. “25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” (John 11:25)
We need to stop trying to change our habits first, before we try to have an intimate experience with the one who gives life abundantly. An old man cannot become new merely by redirection. The old man is made new by the resurrection. Jesus Christ resurrected, arose from the dead with a new spirit. He crucified our sin nature, our old selves to the cross, so we become new creations. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
So yes, Beloved change is possible! Change can happen! Change can happen in your life. Why, because by the very nature of God’s brilliant design it is natural for change to happen? Things change. People change. One day the sky is bright and blue, the next day, not even a hint of sunshine can break through the thick grey clouds. One day your heart overflows with love and affection for your friends and family, the next day, you’re wondering if you really like these people. One day a person suffering from suicidal thoughts, soon discovers their purpose. A single mother uncovers the strength to persevere for her children.
Through the Holy Spirit humans are capable of change for the better. Since then, let us praise God that He remains the unchanging God. God never changes, He is always the same. He always keeps His promises. Paul writes to the church of Corinth, that one of God’s promises to us is, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…”. For those who accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we don’t have to wait until heaven for the promise to happen, no this promise takes effect now! Christ Jesus has given us new life, eternal life.
This life begins the moment we receive Jesus into our hearts, and once He is there, Jesus desires to live out His abundant, and glorious life through us. So let us not waste away our second life, although we have only one earthly life to live, why wait, until eternity to allow great things to happen now? Say yes, to the changes God wants to make in your life.
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