Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fear of Change

"I don't think the way you think.   The way you work isn't the way I work."
God's Decree.   For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think”.     Isa. 55:8-9 
Message Bible

To be a true Christian of Jesus Christ we must learn the discipline of change.    Our preconceived ideas of God’s direction will be upset because we are only God’s servant, not His master.

When the cross came into view, Jesus did not become frustrated, but said, “Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight”.  (Matt. 11:26  KJV)

Jesus submitted willingly because He knew the intent of the Father.   That is the key: to be assured of God’s intent.   We may forget the details as long as we accept the Person who is initiating the change. 

To argue over details, to get angry over delays and to sulk when God seemingly changes His tactics is really an unconscious defamation of God’s character.

The basic difference between a natural and a spiritual person is that the natural person demands to know, while the spiritual person is content to obey.   That is why God does NOT make knowledge the condition of anything.

He does not say, “O ye of little knowledge,” but “O ye of little faith.” (Matt. 6:30 KJN)    It is a true heart to heart relationship not a head knowledge.

People can talk ‘religiously’ all day but their actions will reveal what is hidden in their heart.

I can adapt to change if I will adapt to the One who changes me.

In the hands of a changeless God, I do not need to fear change.  It is for my good and His glory!

“Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all”.   James 1:17  CEB

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