1 Corinthians 15:51

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed….”

Change – it’s a constant in life, but it can feel unnerving at times. Instinctively, we tend to draw our circle a little tighter for comfort’s sake, but if we do, we become resistant to the dynamics that living for Christ demands.

DEFINING MOMENTS

When there is a new endeavor or some challenge before you, how do you handle it? Are you skeptical, hesitant or even unsure? As a pastor, husband, and parent, I have learned that I miss out when I seek to control and limit God’s work.

Can you remember times when taking risks and venturing out into the unknown was exciting? It is those stretching moments that help define who we are today.

The world touts the false premise of evolution as an agent of change, but I submit that when a child of God surrenders to His work in their life, something very real and powerful occurs.

A GOD YOU CAN TRUST

God never changes and that’s a fact! (Malachi 3:6) However, we must change if we are going to remain spiritually healthy and productive. The unchanging nature of His character and promises provide the constant we need when He says, “It’s time for you to get up and go” or “Get up and do.”

I encourage you to read about Abraham and Sarah beginning in Genesis, Chapter 12. These Old Testament saints are a perfect example of trusting God through change and the unimaginable possibilities of what can happen when one does. The Lord even gave them new names to reflect the reality of what He would accomplish through them!

Today, the challenge to change faces each of us. The question is – will we accept whatever change God sees fit for our good and His glory? The choice is ours to make.

Awaiting His return,

– Pastor Jack

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