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December 8, 2008

We have been hearing quite a bit about change lately. As I am sure you know by now, the winning presidential candidate declared that “Change can happen” and he energized an entire campaign around that thought. While his intentions are rather lofty, you can find the” change concept” all around us. In fact, a few days ago I heard a television advertisement that must be in the top ten of all dumb statements. With a proverbial straight face, a commercial declared “Change your TV, change your life!”

Don’t you wish it was that simple? Change your TV and all will be well. Or, engage in the political process and see all the ills of our society melt away. Unfortunately, the moral and spiritual changes that you and I desperately need just don’t happen that easily. The truth is…it is hard to make the kinds of changes that will truly impact us for good. So hard in fact, the bible states that only God can make those changes.

Paul wrote to the church at Philippi (Phil. 3:20-21) and asked the question, “…who shall change our vile body that we might be fashioned like unto His glorious body?” He answered in the previous verse that the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ was the only one who could evoke that kind of change! When we each placed our faith in the finished work of Christ accomplished on the cross, we were forever changed. As Ezekiel says, our hearts of stone were replaced with a new heart of flesh. Our very nature was eternally changed!

But we desperately need some ongoing changes too. We need God to do a work in our daily lives. We need to change our angry reactions into a pattern of patient responses. We need to change our focus on self into a real concern for others. We need to change our propensity to position ourselves in the lime light to a genuine desire to applaud the accomplishments of everyone around us. And so much more.

But try as we might, it is so very hard to accomplish those changes. Once again we need God to intervene. And praise the Lord, He does! in II Corinthians 3: 18 Paul declares “… we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Changed by Him, changed for Him, changed into His image.

Now there is a concept of change that you and I can get into! Take a minute, stop and thank Him for the amazing gift of godly change. And let’s join the writer of old who declared, “I ain’t what I oughta be, I ain’t what I’m gonna be, but praise the Lord I ain’t what I used to be!”

Warmest regards in Christ,
Sherry L. Worel
Stoneybrooke Christian Schools


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