A church once hosted a birthday party for one of their members, a gentleman who had just turned 100 years old. One of the newer members of the church commented to the guest of honor, “In your lifetime you must have experienced a lot of changes in the church.”
“Yes,” the old fellow replied, “And I was against every one of them!”
We are often resistant to change, but God says, “…I am making everything new!…” (Revelation 21:5). Someday there will be a new heaven and a new earth. In the meantime, God is continually shaking things up. The Lord wants to bring change to our lives so that we will become more like Jesus. 1 Peter 2:21 says, “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”
Be honest. Is there an area of your life that God wants to change?
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2.