Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21, KJV

Where’s the Change?

“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17, Christian Standard Bible)

Drive around any city USA and there are two things you are sure to find: a liquor store and a House of Worship. If you hang around the store long enough, you can witness the change that happens in a person who began the day sober yet after a few drinks there tends to be a noticeable change that can become bolder, louder, and even more extraverted. Things may take place that the person would not have engaged in if sober. The changes witnessed generally are not for the better.  On the other hand, there are many churches in the land. When we are in a church where Christ and him crucified is being taught, there ought to be a heart change. No person can stand in the presence of God, sincerely praying through Jesus Christ and hold on to all that we were before submitting our lives to Christ. The key here is full submission. Connecting with others striving to live holy lives is necessary. Birds of a feather are said to flock together.

2 Corinthians 5:17 teaches to have, “your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy. If you appeal to the Father who judges impartially according to each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during your time living as strangers.” We cannot stay the same. Give God full access to your heart so that he can mold you into your true self full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” There is a better version of you, but to get to it will take releasing yourself fully to the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. There must be a heart change.

Prayer

Father God in heaven, thank you for every correction. You correct those whom you love.  Thank you for showing me myself from the inside out. Thank you that there is no condemnation but greater victory as you mold me into your image. Have your way Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture References

Genesis 1:26-27
Galatians 5:22-23

Meditation Song

Changed – Tramaine Hawkins