“But if you say so” has been an invitation to change.
Are you ready for that change?
My friend, Holley Gerth, says this:
God made it so that change is an invitation to trust him. It is one of the biggest faith and intimacy builders that we have. ~ (From her book, You’re Going to Be Okay)
If I could describe the past four weeks, the word that comes to mind is trust.
Simon trusted Jesus, reluctantly at first.
That led him to discover who Jesus is, and he also discovered himself in the process.
Is change easy? Umm, no.
I wish it were, but then perhaps there’d be little value found in that change. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that when we unite with Jesus, we’re a new creation.
This isn’t just about our first encounter with Him. We become new in over and over as as we walk with Him.
Peeling away to reveal one more time how knowing Jesus transforms us.
I love how The Message says it.
Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!
So, what is required of any of us as we change?
Isn’t that simple?
But this is where it gets tricky.
Ignoring it is a response. Maybe you’ve been waiting to say yes to change when you’ve got it all figured out.
My friend Holley says, “Change always costs us. There’s simply no way around it. But here’s the encouraging part: we can move through change and say either, “What a waste” or “That was so worth it.”
As Jesus speaks to your heart, even if it doesn’t make totally make sense yet, know that He’s seeing something of eternal value.
It’s so worth it.
As we end this study, share your response to what you sense God speaking to you.
Let’s pray together about that.
Though today is the last day of this 4-week study, don’t worry. We’ll begin a new online Bible study the first week of July.
It’s going to be called You and God.
I hope you’ll tell others about it.
Between now and then, I’ll still be here a couple of days a week.
See you right here tomorrow.