Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dealing With The Tough Ten 2. Change

One of the toughest things we wrestle with in this life is change!  Most of us are creatures of habit whether good or bad.  It is normally easier to get a leopard to change his spots than to convince most men and women to change.  Change makes most of us uncomfortable and uneasy.  Change has a way to take us out of our comfort zone, but change is definitely a part of every life!

Well,  the bible is clear that God does all things for a reason and most things for a season!  The only one who cannot change is God!  He is Immutable!  God does not change.  That should bring the believer comfort in times of waiting and distress.  God is true to His Word and His promises endure forever!

However unless a man or woman embraces change they can never be saved!  Unless you are willing to change from your sinful self and embrace Christ's sacrifice on the cross for you, as payment for your sin, eternal life with Him is just a pipe dream.  Change can be good and change can be bad, but take this to the bank...change is coming to your life!

Transformational change has always been the Lord's method to mature you, grow you, develop you, and ultimately conform you to the image of His Son!  You may not like it, and you may try to fight it, but in the end, if change you face comes from the Lord, you need to submit and allow His will to be worked out in your life.  His love for you will never change!  His will must be done!  Change may bring tears or change may bring cheers.  However, remember that God "works all things together for good to them that love Him".  Romans 8:28

I look forward to the ultimate change one day, when we shall be changed forever to be with the Lord!  So buckle your seats and prepare for the ride of your life with Jesus Christ!  Change is coming your way!

1 For everything there is a season,
      a time for every activity under heaven.
 2 A time to be born and a time to die.
      A time to plant and a time to harvest.
 3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
      A time to tear down and a time to build up.
 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
      A time to grieve and a time to dance.
 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
      A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
      A time to keep and a time to throw away.
 7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
      A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
 8 A time to love and a time to hate.
      A time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Romans 8:31 "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

1 Corinthians 51-52  "Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed"

1 comment:

  1. What change are you currently dealing with in your life?