Change

“Because they do not change
therefore they do not fear God.”  Psalms 55:19

Change and fear often go together.

Lord, please change me today and tomorrow and then again, and more and more.   And here’s a simple poem . . .

Surrender

source - hanford.gov

source – hanford.gov

God is willing
and He’s able

to change
our hearts and lives

He is longing
to get started

won’t we surrender
now to Christ?

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30 Comments

  1. Life is about change. If not, it becomes about stagnation. You hit it on the head with your comment “Lord, please change me today and tomorrow and then again. and more and more.” I wish change for you in 2013 Deb.

  2. doctor called about mom he said this stroke she had was the worse yet..saying permant affects.

    Betty Bolden she will have to go into a nursing home to get treatment later, the nursing home is a mile from me. he said it was not good, the stroke was a big big one..
    a few seconds ago · Like

    Betty Bolden their putting a feeding tube in soon..

  3. Yep, this is a good one, Sis Deb–and I love the exit sign (‘course I’d be looking for the one that says FOOD–1 Mile)!

  4. Yes, I truly want to change, but I usually don’t appreciate the challenges that God uses to accomplish it.. Hmmm…good thing He knows what is ultimately good for me! Thanks Deb.

  5. Ooh, tough topic. Change is more the norm of our lives than not, and yet is is the most threatening and heart-revving state, too! I love that you push us gently into the idea of positive change – we get frozen in the places where we feel that we will lose something, whereas with God, we have everything to gain..

  6. After years of going through the breaking process which is always needed for change to happen in a person’s life, I now embrace it. Well, actually, err, ah, um, I’m at least a little better than I used to be. And maybe the word “embrace” is not the best action word in my case. But maybe the word “surrender” is a better one, as in hands in the air with my back against the wall.

    Great as usual.

  7. This is so true. Daily I am so convicted of how many changes I need to make. It makes me continually cry out “I’m so sorry. Please change me into a pleasing vessel!” But the Lord is perfect and has no need to change, and that makes me so glad that He will never despise a contrite heart.

    Thank you Deb for this comforting post! The poem is beautiful.

    Love,
    Theresa

  8. That’s really profound, Deb, and you’re right. I believe the reason so many people hate change is because they fear change. And when we realize that God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind, then we understand that we need not despise nor fear change.

    Love you,
    Cheryl

  9. I need lots of changing and mending — glad we have a God who is willing to pick up the crumbling pieces and put them back together even better than they were before. 🙂 Great post, Deb!
    God Bless You!

  10. Thank you so much for praying for me change in 2013, Pastor Bill. I prefer that to stagnation. Probably smells better too. 🙂 God bless you and yours!

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Betty and praying now for her and for you and your family. God bless you and hold you tight through this.

  12. Love you and God bless you, sweet Sis Caddo Delight! Nothing wrong with looking for the food places while we change! 🙂

  13. God bless you , Judy, as He brings change in gentle ways this new year!

  14. You have me thinking about how I can view change . .like losing something. Yes, you nailed it Melody! You’re good at this! 🙂 God bless you and the changes He brings in the days ahead!

  15. 🙂 You make me smile, Mr. Larry, with your hands in the air and your back against the wall. God bless you as you brace yourself for more change!

  16. Oh I really love your comment , wonderful woman of the Word, because I can relate to it so much! 🙂 So glad that He doesn’t change as He changes us. Love you and am thinking of you! God bless you and yours!

  17. Wonderful comment, dear Cheryl .. .thank you! I want to be where I fear NOT changing more than changing. 🙂 God bless you as you welcome what He wants to do in you each day! love and prayers!

  18. I need lots of changing and mending too, Lady Dei. Sometimes I think it will never happen, that I am stuck, but then slowly I can look back and see some of the changes. Yay! God bless you as He loves you muchly today!

  19. Hi my friend..they did put a feeding tube in mom and good news..they took her out of ICU and got her another room..she is having a hard time speaking..God bless you I love you all.

  20. So true! We all fear to change.. But change is sometimes necessary for better result. God bless you.

  21. I keep thinking about that, as I keep asking Him to change me! It’s for the best, it’s for the best .. .haha! God bless you too, and all the good changes He has in store for you!

  22. Thank you so much, for letting us know how things are going. Praising Him that she is out of ICU and continuing to pray for her and you! God bless you, Betty! love and prayers!

  23. >> “Change and fear often go together”
    How true! I greatly dislike change, and the older I get, the more I dislike it . . .
    . . . but when it comes to the continual changes God makes in “ME” I love it. Love casts out fear. Experience casts out fear. Past history of a loving God who wants the very best for His children casts out fear . . . and we find ourselves calling out to God to change us even more: to make us more and more into the image of Christ.
    (O yes, I have to admit that this isn’t always my FIRST reaction, but remembering what He has achieved in me brings me to submission because I know I will be better off with His changes)

    What an incredibly amazing God we serve!

  24. I’m begging God to tell me what to do at this moment. Isn’t that amazing? I hope he will help me at this crossroads.

  25. You put it so well, mentor Angela! I also love those changes He makes in me. It can be so encouraging to all of a sudden realize that something that needed changed , has been! God bless you as you keep serving your amazing God and witnessing the changes He makes as you do!

  26. Oh Magnificent Mel .. .I am praying with you right now! He is so amazing and shows up in the most unexpected ways sometimes! May you hear Him speak to you in some way today, about what you should do! love and prayers and hugs!

  27. You are magnificent … and i think he spoke to me. I don’t feel “delighted” yet … but i feel “assisted” MWAH <3.

  28. Deb, this is so beautiful, filled with so much truth and as always . . . simply stated making it easy to take in. Thank you for your inspiration.

  29. Yay! Assisted is good! haha! You are so so wonderful, Mel . ..so brave and true .. love you!

  30. Thank you for writing like you do each day, Deborah! You do long poems . .I’d never make it. 🙂 God bless you and all the loving changes He makes this year!


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