"However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
For over forty years I have been addicted to the thrill of being a life-changer. It still amazes me that a God like Him can use a man like me to change the eternal destiny of another human being! But He has, and He does, and He will continue to do so! There are people will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus who may have ended up in eternal agony if I had not shown up in their town!
That is an incredible blessing for which I am profoundly grateful!
The reason the Lord can use me to be a life-changer is because He changed my life! He changed my life through some life-changers who had their lives changed by the mercy and grace of God! As they witnessed to me about their life-change and showed me how I could experience life-change I chose the change!
In the context of this Scripture text, Jesus has called seventy-two of His followers who have had their lives changed to go out and be life-changers. When they went out in His power and shared His good news they saw lives dramatically changed! As they returned to Him to report the amazing life-changes they had witnessed they were overwhelmed with great joy!
So was He!
God calls you to a changed life for two basic reasons:
1) You need a fundamental spiritual transformation
2) He needs to use you to fundamentally change the lives of others.
Have you been changed by the grace of Jesus Christ through faith?
Do you confidently know your name is written in heaven?
If you are sure you have had a spiritual life-change, who's life have you changed?
Life-changers have their lives changed in order to be used to change the lives of others!