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May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014


"Change Something, Change You"

“Let us examine our ways and turn back to the Lord.”  Lamentations 3: 40 MSG



When your life is falling apart knowing what you can change can make all the difference.


Sometimes people try to change the past.  That’s impossible.  You can’t change the gifts and talents God has given you.  You can’t change a handicap that you’ve been given.


The only thing you can do about those types of things is accept them.  You’ll find peace when you do that.  Otherwise, you’ll make yourself, and the people you love, miserable.


So, if there are so many things you can’t change what can you change?  The one thing you can change is you.  You can seek to live in response to God’s will.


You might ask how do I do that?  It's going to take some gut-level evaluation.  First of all, you need to look at your life and see where you are living consistently or inconsistently with God.


This won’t be easy.  It will be messy and most of us don’t like to do it.  But you won’t find healing until you begin it.  Healing cannot take place apart from repentance.


If you just bemoan all the problems it won’t change anything.  Changing yourself will.  When your world is falling apart, that can mean everything.


Peace in the Lord,


Pastor Don