Another treasure that I couldn’t help but share. I hope that all our prayers will be Lord change me! There are so many areas in my life that I need to be changed in, but I know that in myself I cannot do it. I need the Holy Spirit to do His transforming work—-even when that transformation calls me to die to self. I don’t want to always be a worm!!!! Read on and see what I mean.
As I sat in church, my foot began to tap to the lively praise music. It was refreshing! Then the pastor stood and prayed, “Oh Lord, we have come here today to be changed by You. Please change us.”
The words caught me off guard. I wasn’t sure I had come to be changed; encouraged and refreshed, yes, but changed? I thought about it over the next week.
As Christians we so often want God’s blessing and His strength and His wisdom…but do we willingly say, “Lord, change me?” I knew I didn’t always. Yet it is the thing God calls us to, to be changed.
I thought of the worm and the butterfly. If the worm were asked, I am quite sure that he would not feel the need to change, having no concept of the beautiful, flying creature he would become.
Only the Lord sees us as the finished product of what His grace can do in our lives. Only He knows the butterfly in each of us.
“The Spirit of the Lord works within us to become more and more like Him” (2 Corinthians 3: 18, The Living Bible).
Is the Lord asking you to let Him change you? Change is not always easy. But the joy and the reward of being transformed into the godly person God knows you can be will surprise and delight you. It will bring a fulfillment that is worth every effort. And God will enable you, by His Spirit, to make the changes you have put off too long.
Don’t wait any longer for God to change your circumstances, your boss, your husband or whoever or whatever is holding you back. Ask Him today to change you. He promises to transform you, and you won’t be disappointed with the result!