Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Change Will You Believe In?

Today in the United States of America, we have the privilege of doing something few, if any, other countries get to do. We get to swear into office the next leader of our country. A leader that was elected by the people of this great country. Every four years we have this privilege. Inauguration Day falls on January 20th every four years. [January 20th is also my nephew's birthday so every four years the nation celebrates with him :-) Happy Birthday "Jr."]

So today as the festivities start in Washington DC, many people are looking forward to a man fulfilling a campaign promise. A promise that was made by both of the major parties candidates. A promise for change. "Change you can believe in" was our new president's campaign theme.

With all due respect to our new leader, the change that I can believe in is much more personal and much bigger than he is. The change that I can, and do, believe in comes from history. It comes from a day over 2000 years ago when our Loving Lord died on a cross to help me (and you) change from our sinful nature to His nature. The change I believe in is possible because He rose from the grave and went to prepare a place for me.

Because of the change that our Loving Lord provides, I can face the challenges created yesterday, the new challenges of today, and the ones that will come in the future.

Little Lesson Life Expression
Regardless of your political leaning, where are you choosing to place you belief today? Are you going to give glory to another human being and trust him for change? Or are you going to lift your eyes to the Maker of the Universe, to the Savior of the World, to our Loving Lord and say "Jesus, YOU are the change I believe in"?

Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

1 comment:

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Hey my friend... so good to get back out..

I have missed you dearly....

I love your words and wisdom...you are so blessed

thank you for being you
love you
Connie