Tuesday, January 3, 2017

God of Hope

"Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19

God is a God of hope!

A huge part of the hope He offers you is the power to change! Through the grace of Jesus, God can deliver you from your past and do a new work in your heart!

It is a fact that is change is inevitable. If it is impossible to NOT change then the question is, "Will I change for the better, will I knock myself out trying to stay the same by retreating into my comfort zone or will I become even more rigid and resistant to change?

A very wise man once told me there as three times people typically change:

1) When they care enough that they want to change.

2) When they know enough that they can change.


3) When they hurt enough that they have to.

Which of these is usually the cause of change in your life?

God is committed to changing you. His ultimate goal is to save you from your sinful self and rescue you from self-destruction. His hope is to transform you into the image of His Son, Jesus. He is the only One who has the power to change you that completely!

If He has to allow you to degenerate to the point of suffering painful live experiences in order to bring you to the point of positive change, He is willing to do that. But, why not surrender to His will for your life by acknowledging you need Him to be your Savior and let His Holy Spirit transform you into His image?

2017 will be a year of change. Let Him change you in ways that will help you change the world!