I don’t know about you…. But I don’t like change.
(At least the change that wasn’t my idea or in my control!)
It has been said…
“The only thing certain in life is CHANGE!”
How we react to change… How we initiate change… How we adjust with change…
Can tell a lot about ourselves and just where we are in our faith.
Take comfort! Jesus is in control of EVERYTHING!
(Whew! I am soooo glad!)
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He uses change to change us!
About two weeks ago, I challenged our City Sisters Group, to Change for Good in 2013!
We need to make changes in our life.
We need to let God make changes in our life.
Changes that last for good!
It is not enough just to talk about what you want changed or how hard change is…
We need to put it into action!
The City Sisters are working together to raise money for our church parking lot.
To help us put our “Change for Good” discussion into action right away, with a real & practical illustration, I brought out a big jar and asked for everyone to take out their loose change in their purses.
As we went around the room and dropped our change in the jar, we each in turn said at least one thing we wanted to “Change for Good” in 2013.
Everything from exercise to working on personal issues was spoken as coins clinked together.
It was awesome, challenging, and encouraging!
Now when I look at coins in my purse or find pennies in my boys pockets, I think of changing. Changing my attitude.
Changing the way eat.
Changing the time I get up.
Changing how I take care of my house.
Changing my prayer habits.
All the things that I can “Change for Good!”
A lot of good change doesn’t cost much…
(We really aren’t going to miss many pennies in my house…)
Changing my attitude doesn’t cost me anything.
Changing my eating habits doesn’t drain my bank account.
Changing what time I get up doesn’t make my wallet thinner.
Changing how I clean my house doesn’t blow my budget.
Changing my prayer habits does not make me have less…rather…
When we add all the pennies and nickels and dimes and quarters together…
WOW! It can be a significant amount of “Change for Good!”
Same idea with small changes that I can control and make happen in my own life.
I might not be able to change the economy.
I might not be able to change the people that rub me the wrong way.
I might not be able to change a lot of things…
But I can “Change for Good” through Christ!
I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
I am challenged right now to accept the things I cannot Change.
And make changes that I can
“Changes for Good”
(And don’t forget to start saving those Coins!)