01 2000

On Change

Greetings Friends… I recently picked up Steven Curtis Chapman’s new CD Speechless….he has a song on it called “The Change”… based on 2 Corinthians 5:17…. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He/She…is a new creation… the old is gone… the new has come!….. I loved the song… but more than the music …I loved the reminder I received listening to it and reading the lyrics… the Chorus reads… What about the Change.. what about the difference… what about the grace… what about forgiveness… what about a life that’s showing…. I’m undergoing the change……

The year 2000 is going to bring on many changes in all of our lives…. to be honest some will be easy and others painfully hard…. my prayer daily is that Christ will live in my heart and change my heart… so that I am more loving…. more God like… more forgiving… more grace filled…. so that strangers who meet me will see/and witness God’s love with our without my using words….

The hard thing about change for me is the letting go….letting go of control…. my good friend… and youth director buddy Dwight and Ron and I were on a trip with his youth…. and Ron was laughing about being in control…. and Dwight said “I ‘ve given that up years ago… I know I’m not in control….” we all laughed… but how many times… have I thought I was in control….. of a situation… of others…. of the future… of my fears…. of outcomes…. as I look at this new year…. I am praying that I learn a little more each day to let go…. to let God change me so that when others forget my name…. my kindness will live on……


Leave a Reply

« »