You can change

'...As the spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him.' 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB

Did you hear about the frog that fell into a big hole and couldn't get out? Several of his friends tried to help but finally gave up. 'As you're going to be here for a while...' they said, '...we'll go and get some food.' But no sooner had they left than the frog came hopping up behind them. 'We thought you couldn't get out!' they exclaimed. 'Oh, I couldn't,' he replied, 'but suddenly there was a big truck coming right at me - and I discovered I could.'

Usually, it's only when we're forced to change that we discover we can. That's because we're more comfortable with old problems than trying out new solutions. The saying goes 'there's a first time for everything' but if you don't believe and live like it, you'll never see anything done - and nothing will change.

There are three times in our lives when we're most likely to change: (1) When our pain levels get so high we're forced to. (2) When we accept the fact that what we're doing no longer works. (3) When we realise that by God's grace we can change.

So what now? Nothing will build your faith to change more than the sudden realisation that 'I don't have to stay this way anymore.' And you don't! Stand on these two Scriptures: '...God and his message... can help you grow...' (Acts 20:32 GWT); '...as the spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him' (2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB). So, do you want to change?

Soulfood: Ex 7-9, John 1:1-13, Ps 29, Prov 26:4-6

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