Thursday, March 31, 2011

changed lives

Are you as inspired as I am by the stories of lives being changed by God?  I could listen to people talk all day about what miracles God has done in their lives.  Listening to these stories I am once again reminded that there are people around us every day that are candidates for the work of God in changing their lives.

No.  This is not about God making people good Christians.  This is about God giving people life worth living.  Too many people are living life with no purpose and full of pain that doesn't seem to go away.  God has a plan, and He will fill our lives if we let Him.

We serve a God in the life change business, and I am praying that God will use our ministry to see hundreds of lives changed for His good.  I so desire to watch people turn from barely getting by to thriving because they believe God each day for blessings.

I'm not talking about the old "name it, claim it and frame it" about getting wealth or possessions because you are a Christian.  I am talking about allowing God to give you abundant life.  It all starts with God changing lives.

He saves people.

For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.

We can live different because God made us new.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

He changes our wants and our actions when we focus on Him.

"The Lord your God will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!

Every day with God gives us new perspective.

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

Has God changed your life?  If so, share your story with others.  If not, set your direction as God.  I'd love to help you let God change you life.  

2 comments:

Senga Quinn Goodnough said...

Hellow Pastor Michael,i know how you feel about "Family" i love mine also,i have seven Grandchildren,that i cannot see right now!!! they are growing up too fast!!!the youngest,is 2 i'm dying too see him,it's been almost 2years!!!since i've seen any of them,please PRAY'that "GOD'will allow us,to move closer too them!!! within this year! if any one can do this for us,GOD can.I am believing,GOd can get us closer to them,within this year.I liked your'e artickle about your'e family!

Anonymous said...

I need to move closer to my family to!!!nice artickle pastor mike

happy birthday, Julie

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