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ANY CHANGES

Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. (Colossians 1:10)

What is changing? Are we still open to and desirous of change? Are we willing to change? Have we changed enough? Well, God changes things. According to His word, we are being changed from Glory to glory. We are being transformed by the renewing of our minds. The only way we could avoid change would be if we refused to change.

When we desire God, Something changes. We may or may not notice everything but things change. So we should wake up each day desiring God. If we wake in the night, we should desire God. Throughout each day, we should desire God. It is easy to desire God once we know that He desires us.

He will make the changes as we go along. Some changes we will know because they are things that we have wanted to change. Other changes will happen and we won’t really realize them but others might. I once had a person tell me it was eerie to be around me because I was so different from before. I did not think I was so different, but he was right; I was different. I still had a lot of changes that would take place but a great deal had changed in a short time.

I am glad about that, but I have to be honest and say that there are still many things that come up that require me to choose who I am going to serve. I am glad when I recognize these things, especially when I do something about them! It disturbs me when I brush them off thinking that I will get back to them or that I have already handled them when the fact that it came up proves otherwise!

I cannot allow the fact that so much has changed in my life to dull my senses to what is still being perfected. All of my previous changes simply testify to the big mess that I was. It is like spilling milk on the floor; it is obvious that the big mess needs to be cleaned so I clean it up. But then my bride comes and finds the little splashes on the cupboards and the fridge. Then she spots crumbs or dirt on the floor and sweeps it up. Then when she is sweeping, she finds a sticky place that she had not noticed and it has to be mopped. I thought I did good cleaning up the big mess I made but she improved on the clean up.  God is always making us better and stronger!

I am not good enough even though I am perfect in Christ. I am content with Christ and in Christ, but must not be content with ignoring Him. I cannot choose anything or anyone over Him, especially myself. If I desire God, He will see to it that I have opportunities to bring glory to Him. Others may not notice and I may not even be aware until He points it out. There will also be times when I am well aware that I took the opportunity and won the battle! God is good and He should be our desire. Change my heart oh Lord. Make it ever true!

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