Tuesday, October 11, 2016
“Wherever you go, there you are” is kind of a dumb but very true saying.
I once lived in a tiny, but cozy, attic apartment. From time to time, for a change of perspective and attempting to open up more space, I’d rearrange the furniture.
Moving the couch to the other side of the room did offer a fresh perspective, but, as far as space was concerned, only incremental improvement could be achieved. Why? No matter how much I rearranged the furniture, it was still the same furniture.
If the stuff of your life is holding you back from living a holy life, then it’s time to get new stuff, spiritually speaking. Incessant rearranging of your inner furniture won’t bring peace or healing.
In Christ everything is new (2 Corinthians 5:17) not just rearranged. To truly be changed, get rid of old thought patterns and habits, and furnish your life with new behaviors and attitudes.
The Bible says, “You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness—righteous, holy, and true” (Ephesians 4:24, NLT).
You can’t continue to live the same way and expect new results. When we are in Christ, real transformation occurs.
Have you experienced real change? Transformation? Or, at least, believe it is happening? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments.
NOTE: For the past few and for the next several weeks, Tuesday’s post will be a brief two-minute devotional. Think, “Tuesday Two-Minute Devotional” or “Two-Minute Tuesdays” or something along those lines. ;-)