Tuesday October 13, 2015
by Joan Webb
The Changing Process
Romans 6:4: "...just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
Changing our "everything must be just right" thinking and work or service addiction is frightening. Even though we want to change, the task often seems overwhelming. We have many questions. "How shall I begin? What do I do next? Can I really change? Will it last?" Consider the following life-changing steps: * Acknowledge the need. Becoming aware of our need marks the beginning of our journey toward freedom. * Admit the misconceptions. Believing lies about ourselves, others, life and God has kept us in bondage to our slavish ways. * Replace the falsehoods with the truth. Study Jesus' healthy lifestyle. When we change our thought patterns, new behavior will follow. * Surrender the entire process to God. Trust that he is able to give new life. * Remain committed. Walk through the pain that often accompanies the unfamiliar process of change.
God has done the necessary energizing work by his Son's death and resurrection. Now we have the privilege of trusting and cooperating with him for our growth and restoration.
Lord, thank you for the promise of new life.
Help me stay committed to this life-changing process.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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