Summary: No matter how long we have been a Christian, we still need to be changing to be like Jesus
“I have resolved to stay married, because it is so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
The man from the mountains of Tennessee who found himself in a large city for the first time, standing outside the door of an elevator. He watched with interest as an old, haggard woman hobbled on the elevator, and the door closed. Just a couple of minutes later the doors of the elevator opened and out stepped a young, attractive woman . The father turned to his youngest son and said, “Hey, Billie, go get your ma!”
Seasons Change, Times Change, Nations Change, Music Styles Change, Technology Changes, Our Cultures Change.
Our Personal Lives Change, Our Marriage Life Changes, Our Body Changes, and Financial Situations Change.
Although God never changes, He is constantly moving us toward perfection, He is constantly trying to move us to perfection!
Some people will change when they see the light. Others change only when they feel the heat.
It is strange that, while praying, we seldom ask for change of character, but always a change in circumstance.
It takes a lot of will power to change….It Takes Guts To Get Out Of The Ruts!”
God Is The Only “I AM”; We Can Only Say “I Am Becoming.”
The world is passing away: This is powerfully illustrated by the life of Lot in Sodom. After a while, he was sitting in the gates of the city as one of Sodom’s civic leaders. He had worldly status, influence, wealth, and comfort. Yet, it was all taken away in a moment when the judgment of God came upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot put all his eggs in the wrong basket, and was burned by the fact that the world is passing away.
Change Your Name
A man in the Army of Alexander the Great who was also named Alexander, was accused of cowardly actions. He was brought before Alexander, who asked what his name was.
He replied softly, 'Alexander."
'I can't hear you," the ruler stated.
The man again said, a little louder, 'Alexander."
The process was repeated one more time, after which Alexander the Great commented, 'Either change your name or change your conduct."
1 Truly God is good to Israel,
to those whose hearts are pure.
2 But as for me, I almost lost my footing.
My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.
3 For I envied the proud
when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.
4 They seem to live such painless lives;
their bodies are so healthy and strong.
5 They don't have troubles like other people;
they're not plagued with problems like everyone else.
6 They wear pride like a jeweled necklace
and clothe themselves with cruelty.
7 These fat cats have everything
their hearts could ever wish for!
8 They scoff and speak only evil;
in their pride they seek to crush others.
9 They boast against the very heavens,
and their words strut throughout the earth.
10 And so the people are dismayed and confused,
drinking in all their words.
11 "What does God know?" they ask.
"Does the Most High even know what's happening?"