The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

God’s plans lead to change. I have experienced this, which is typical of what believers undergo worldwide. While change can be difficult and pull apart relationships, it can also be an excellent time to bring you to a brighter future.

Think about a person addicted to drugs that embraces an intervention program, an abused woman who finds a woman’s shelter, or a person who moves to find a job after being unemployed. Change can make a remarkable difference in your life, bringing renewal, restoration, and hope for the future.

Being a pastor for many years has required us to move, and each time, the Lord has done something that has helped us become more mature in the faith. As I have matured in faith, it has also helped me become a better pastor.

Abram’s Life Changed

God’s plan for Abram’s life would bring many changes to His life, beginning with worshiping only the true God. Joshua 24:2 tells us that Abram was an idol worshiper. Hundreds of years after Abram died, the Lord gave his descendants the ten commandments, and the first commandment is to have no other gods.

Also, for God to fulfill the plans He had for Abram, he had other changes he would need to make. Genesis 12:1The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. [1]  For God’s plan to unfold, Abram would have to leave his family, which would have been difficult for him.

God’s Plans Change Us For the Better

Jesus called James, John, Peter, and Andrew from fishing to fishing for men. Matthew 4:19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20 And they left their nets at once and followed him. [2]  When these men followed Jesus, they had no idea the path the Lord would lead them on would impact so many people.

When Nicodemus came to Jesus in the darkness of night, He told him about spiritual change John 3:3“I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” [3] When Jesus met the woman at the well and the rich young ruler, He also offered them a different way of life that required change.

When we pick up the cross and follow Jesus, it is about allowing Him to change our hearts and how we conduct our life. I am thankful the Lord leads us by the power of the Holy Spirit to a life of ongoing change so we can fulfill all the plans the Lord has for us. To hear how God’s plans lead to change, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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