What is your perspective on change? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you embrace it? Do you resist it? The only thing that is constant is change! Are you fearful of it? Do you realize the benefits of change? Do you realize the change that happens when you accept Jesus into your life? You become a new creation! The old is gone and the new has come!
What if the change was that you inherited a bunch of money? Could you receive it? Could you accept it? Could you change the way you live? Would you be a good steward? Would you waste it and end up right where you were before?
Do you think change is possible? Do you think it is possible for people to change? Do you think it is possible for companies to change? Do you think it is possible for governments to change? Do you think it is possible for countries to change? Do you think it is possible for lives to be changed?
With God all things are possible! With God change is possible! With God we can be transformed! With God our lives can change for the better and be different! With God we can go from trying to do or be different, to having a heart change so that we are different from the inside out!
Consider the number of times in the Bible, we read “create a new heart in me”… consider these examples…
I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
–from Jeremiah 24:7
and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
–from Jeremiah 32:39
Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?
–from Ezekiel 18:31
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
–from Ezekiel 36:26
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
–from Psalm 51:10
Get God’s perspective … Psalm 73:1-14
‘Circumcise’ your heart … Acts 7:44-60
Mature through suffering … 2 Samuel 18:19-33, 2 Samuel 19
Check out Day 163: Bible In One Year 2017 to read more…