Pastor's Blog - December
by Pastor's Corner on December 26th, 2013

It is important that we all think seriously about the transition from one year to another.  The end of the year demands contemplation because we are aware of all  that God has done for us while responding to our own desire to do better.  As we approach the beginning of a new year, what things in our lives demand change?  The response to this question is not limited to those things you know need changing, but must also be understood from the Father’s perspective as well.  In other words, there are some changes in each of our lives that God is requiring of us.  God’s requirement for change in our lives is not new.  God has pointed out specific things for some time.  However, the reality is that we have not changed.  Our inability to change or to obey results in an inability to see things the way God sees them.  When talking about change, the Lord is always focused on our personal change.  He wants to change us!  His wants us to be changed into His likeness.  In contrast, when we talk about change, we often talk about changing everything else but ourselves.  We want to change our relationships, our circumstances, and our situations.  We are committed to things changing in our lives. 
 
Paul declared these words: “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6).  Paul reveals here that God has begun some things in us that He wants to complete.  The Lord is not like us in that we begin a lot of things without any commitment to finish what we started.  However, God never starts something that He is not intentional about finishing.  Our God is faithful. This means that completing something is important to Him.  We know this to be true because our God does not want to be in a position where He has failed to do something.  Each one of us must understand this about the nature of our God.  When we meditate on this fact, we realize that change is absolutely necessary.  Change is critical to God because He knows we must change if we are to fulfill His purposes for our lives.  The realization of this truth causes us to see change differently.  We become aware of the changes that God is making and hold them as more important than our own perceived changes.  We are awakened to the fact that God, Himself, is committed to completing these changes in our lives.  When God is able to complete in us what He has started, we also experience change in our circumstances, our situations, and ultimately in our lives.  In this New Year, I encourage each of you to seek after the heart of the Father and commit to the changes He is requiring of you. Be assured that He who has promised is faithful to complete in us all that He has started.  May 2014 be a year of God’s change in your life.    
 
God Bless You,
Pastor



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