Thursday, August 21, 2008

Change.

Change.
It's happening all around.
Apathy is change...a change that creeps up on you and has consumed you before you know it. Apathy steals Holiness. Holiness is to be Set Apart.
Romans 12:2
2 Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
Be Changed. Apathy brings you back to the things of this world. But we are...I am...to BE CHANGED by God's Word.


Change.
It's a natural part of life...Change hit me hard last night. I closed my eyes and when I opened them I saw things that are changing...people leaving for college...my brother...MY BROTHER...planning to go way off for college...I can't imagine MY BROTHER not being here everyday...whew...that made me CRY...other change was illuminated before me...like the fact that at some point I will have to leave New Life Church...think about it...God has called me into Full-time Ministry...New Life already has incredible full time Children's Pastors...so at some point I will have to leave my church...the only church I have ever know like this...I will have to leave my town, my family, my friends, my securities and safeties...Whoa...Change.

Change.
It's part of life...I believe if you are not changing you are not growing...we cannot stand still...we cannot avoid change or hold change back...change is what is supposed to always be happening...I want to Change...I want to Change forwardly though...we cannot become Apathetic either...that is Change backward.

Change.
Change is not easy. But God never promised things would always be easy, He did promise that He would never leave us or forsake us. He does not change. He is always good, faithful, forgiving, strong, wise, loving, saving, mighty, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, He is the same yesterday, today and FOREVER.

Change.
Change comes in all forms. Seasons. Life. Good. Bad. Easy. Hard. Apathetic. Holiness.
Change.

1 comment:

4bitts said...

Change is a funny word. Brings me mixed feelings. Love the 'fall' look on your blog. I too share in the love of this season. (Except for Christmas) It is my favorite time of year. That is one thing I miss about Bama... no fall here!! :) We are coming up for the FALL FESTIVAL (woohoo) in Oct. Can't wait to see you (and your new man) then.