Spent a great day yesterday with the love of my life, Mary, and our BG, Kimberley. As our lives progress, the hope is that we are learning - more about ourselves, more about our purpose, and more about those with whom we share this world. It can become overwhelming if we refuse to allow ourselves to be changed. Life is God's educational program, so the grand purpose of our existence was rooted in change. So today, I want to focus on change that matters. Our devotion to God (Christ) and spiritual matters must be central in our lives. This change is foundational since all other change is connected to it or better yet, it determines how we will view change in the rest of our lives. Change in this area allows us to manage, IN A HEALTHY WAY, change in the rest of our lives. I believe that this is the area where many Christians make their greatest mistakes. (DEU 6:5, MAT 22:37). When change comes in other areas of our lives, if we are not focused on the change in our relationship with God, bad things happen since we cannot serve God and mammon (MAT 6:24). This means God and the world!
So if we feel anxious to change, angry or resistant to the joy and disappointment that comes from engaging with others, THIS CAN be a sign that we are not focused on the foundational change in our lives with our God. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 COR 3:17). When we are focused on God, we know that "all things work together for our good for those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose" (ROM 8:28).
So join us today in self-reflection. Are you more focused on your faith or more on your finances? On your relationship with God or on your relationship with all else? For THIS is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it (PSA 118:24). Praise Him.