Vol. 15 No. 9
Sometimes we love changes in life... a newborn baby, a new season, a new friend.
At other times we dislike change... something becomes different about a friend or our home or work or church that we preferred the way it was before.
We embrace the changes we choose for our own lives... a re-decorated room, a new hair style, a new car.
We easily resent changes that someone else chooses for us, that is imposed upon us, such as a change in work schedule, a new house chore, or the way something is done in our church.
We tend to experience imposed change as loss, the loss of something or someone we liked. We grieve. Sometimes we are angry about it.
Consider this: our God is a God of change... not change for its own sake but change that builds life, the changes that growth must bring, the changes that accompany anything new.
Be alert to the changes God is bringing or wants to bring into your life.
In all humility, invite Jesus Christ to work in your life, allow Him, in fact to implore Him to bring about those changes in your life that will enable you to better love and serve Him.
E. Stanley Ott