By Nancy Virden (c)2022
“God can change anyone.” True. Paul of the New Testament persecuted Christians to their deaths and later became a solid convert. He called himself the worst of sinners and we call him one of the greatest Christians who ever lived.
“God can change anyone” works in every scenario where a person wants to be changed. We recognize our sin and need for a Savior and turn our lives over to Christ. He begins a work in our hard hearts and promises to complete it. True Christians – those who walk with Christ and not just religion – see change regularly. We never stop learning and growing.
“God can change anyone” is a poor rationalization to spend on one who will not change because they see no need for it. God’s grace is for the humble. It behooves us to avoid cheapening grace by tossing the concept around as if everyone without qualification will fall under its blessing. With that said, God alone knows what is in each person’s heart and future.
Surrendering each day to the Holy Spirit will make one more like our Savior in word, deed, and thought.
Dear God, please soften my heart and open my mind to your will. Please forgive me of my sins and reluctance to change. Where I see no need for growth, please convict me of my foolishness so that I can bring you glory. Amen
Today’s Helpful Word
2 Corinthians 3:18b
And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
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Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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