Saturday, May 19, 2007

Change: Sometimes a painful process!Malachi 3:6 I am the Lord, I change not:

God is the only being that has the right to declare "I CHANGE NOT!" I recently read this in a reflections magazine and thought it was an amazing statement. It went on to say that His perfection precluded change and our imperfections demand it! WOW!

If we are to get the most out of our life and relationships, we must be willing to change. We can't just say " this is the way I am, get used to it" and expect to have great relationships. We need to get outside our small little world, open our eyes and see how our words and actions are affecting those we live with and come in contact with everyday. Love will dictate change! If we want to become more like Jesus, then we must be willing to change and allow Him to work out the imperfections that fill our life.

The article went on to say that it often takes a crisis or difficult time to affect change in us. It is God's way of bringing about the changes that must take place if we are to be perfected because we are naturally resistent to change. When these times come, we can resist and refuse to change, we can run and hide or we can submit to it and be sustained and renewed by God.


merbear said...

OK.... you hit me again with your best shot. LOL
Sheesh,,,,,, I always get hit in the heart so heavy from reading your blog.
Keep writing, I love it! It will do me good, and change will come. I know I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Love you Tina!

J.Elle said...


holmessellshomes said...

Me too, Jael, although sometimes it feels like demolition. I guess that has to happen first so that we can become a new creation in Christ. Old things passed away, all things become new.

holmessellshomes said...

Merbear, I honestly don't try to hit you where it hurts! I just write what I am thinking and feeling at the time. Maybe it's just that we are at the same stage in life with kids growing up etc. At least you know that you are not alone in the battle with this ugly flesh!! Didn't you just love that comment that God is the only one that has the right to say I change not? I thought that was profound!

merbear said...

Yes that was profound. Only he is allowed. As for the rest of us, it is indeed needful, a must, a have to!!
Change is never easy for me. I don't even move my furniture around very often,,,,it's change you know!!! LOL
Some serious lessons for this old girl to still learn... Just when you think you are starting to get it together, a new situation, trial, change comes along. You then see you are nowhere and have to go back to start.... and start all over again on the potters wheel.
It ain't over until the fat lady sings,.... sheesh thats me!!!

jessiegurl79 said...

So true, so true!

starlet said...

Thanks Tina!
Love you... your an unbelievable woman!!