YOU’VE BEEN CHANGING YOUR WHOLE LIFE

THOUGHT:
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the change that is necessary to become like God. It seems like such a long road home. But I want to help you see something – you’ve been changing your whole life.

You might say, yeah that’s the problem. I have been slowly getting worse my whole life. Well, that may be true in some areas? But, you have been making progress in other areas.

It’s so easy to think negatively about progress and growth. This is largely why we could be adverse to change. But there are many things that have already changed. Let’s start with the basics. Are you still crawling, or have you changed? Are you still eating baby food, or have you changed? Are you still in baby clothes, or have you changed? If you’re reading this devotional by yourself, you’ve most definitely changed!

Whilst you may not be all you need to be, thank God you’re not what you used to be. If you’re less bad, less negative, less selfish, or less anything – you’ve changed.

I know you have a long way to go, we all do. But you’ve been changing your whole life. So, keep changing. Become all God has destined you to be!

TIME TO THINK:
What would others say are the biggest or most obvious changes in my life? (Maybe ask people)
Knowing I have been changing my whole life, how does that inspire me to change today?

PRAYER:
God, You have been with me my whole life. Even when I was far away from You, You were near to me. Calling me and drawing me to Yourself. You have been watching me change, for better and worse, and You know I can keep changing. I want to change and become more like You.
Amen.

THE DAILY GRIND

THOUGHT:
The daily grind is an expression that relates to the everyday, ordinary routines of our lives. It’s daily, and it’s often monotonous!

I wish there was a way to have an instant upgrade as a Christian. It would be so great if, the day I gave my life to Jesus, all my attitudes, desires and behaviors were upgraded to be just like God – but they’re not. It’s a slow grind. Everyday in little ways becoming more like Christ than the day before.

The positive side of all this is that I have plenty to talk to God about. The more I spend time with God, the more obvious it is that I have so many things that need changing in my life. God wants to help me with every one of these little things that needs to change.

Don’t get too worried if there’s a lot of things to work on. God is not overwhelmed at what’s ahead of you. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t think of many things to change. God is not trying to fix everything in one day.

God wants to meet with you in your daily grind!

TIME TO THINK:
What’s the main thing God is talking to you about at the moment?
How do I become more aware of God’s friendship?

PRAYER:
Lord, I am so grateful You are willing to do the journey with me everyday. I know there are plenty of things to work on but thanks for being so patient with me. Thank you for your undying friendship. Thanks you for changing me little bits everyday. Amen.