Monday, May 22, 2006

Hebrews 13:8

Change.

According to the dictionary, change is:

(1) To give a completely different form, or appearance to.
(2) To exchange or replace one thing with another; usually of the same type or category.

You can wrap that gift however you want, but you still look at it and know that you don’t want it.

Change bites.

But think about these things for a minute:
1. An ugly caterpillar (I know, I know, it’s subjective) will wrap itself in a cocoon and then morph into a beautiful butterfly.
1. Children change and grow into adults (hopefully). They grow up and go out on their own. (Some of you are thinking, you said that in number 1, Bo!)

Change occurs when one form has lived to its full potential and then is replaced with something else.

Change is scary. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If we keep our lives in focus, and remember the Rock to which we are anchored, we will realize that change does us good.

Hebrews 13:8- “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

This means that Jesus DOES NOT change. God doesn’t do some magic act where He changes into Jesus or the Holy Spirit as the situation warrants. He is “I AM.” Jesus is “I AM.” The Holy Spirit is “I AM.”

They are all One and the same, but they do NOT change. They have not changed one iota since time began. They are outside time, and outside our physical boundaries. They are not affected by change.

They orchestrate change, to cause growth. Because they are outside our boundaries, they can see the whole picture, and they KNOW what is best for us.

Think about what happens every time you resist change. Think about how your world turns upside down. You are holding on to the status quo with all your might, refusing to open your fist, denying that in your life which is in your own best interest.

Let go. Open your fist. Loose the chains on your life. God has something wonderful for you.

Change.

Be blessed in the Lord.

Bo J.

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