Friday, October 1, 2010

life change

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

We sat and listened as Will shared with us how Jesus changed his life.  A group of people showed up in his neighborhood and gave him a meal.  Before long, through conversations and pray, Will made his way to the discipleship program at the Los Angeles Dream Center.

I was mesmerized by Will's words.  He had a tough life in so many ways.  But right in the middle of the tough things God showed up.  God changed his life.  He will never ever be the same.

God is still in the business of changing lives, and the thing that keeps me addicted to life change is seeing people begin to use what God has given them to help other's change their lives.

There was an email in my inbox early this week from one of our guy's mom.  Rob is in jail, and God is working in his life.  The email shared how this precious dude who is behind bars is sharing with others.  He accepted Jesus ago, but God is still working to change Rob's heart and point him in a direction that will point others to God.

Has God changed your life?  It is not a magical moment for most of it.  Simply put, when God works and we follow Him, things change.  When things change, people notice and begin to see God.  My heart cry is that others will see Jesus in me much more than they see me.

Life change happens on lots of levels, but the best life change is when we let God deal with the old in our life and replace it with His new and goodness.  We will never be the same.

Let God change you and lead others to let God change them!

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