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Sunday, March 23, 2014


I am usually one that is resistant to change. I like smooth sailing. I like my life in a rut. I like to settle in and be comfortable. Because when something changes it almost always causes disruption in the comfortable. There is the apprehension of, what if it isn't going to be better? How will it affect me? How much struggle will be involved? Will I like it?
Are you like me?

But More often than not, change does bring about some benefits.

When we make the decision to accept Christ and follow Him. It requires a change. Repentance is by definition a totally new direction. During baptism, while our sins are washed away, we become a new creation, raised to be like Jesus.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

As we grow into the Grace and knowledge of God we are changing. Our thoughts, actions, and attitudes are all changing to be more like Jesus. And this begins in our head, the renewing of our minds.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)

A Christian is always growing. We will not be complete until God completes us. And that will happen on the Day that Jesus returns.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

Allow Him to be at work in you and on you. Do not be resistant. 

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