February 22nd – ‘Love I’m All Shook Up’



Here is a question for you today. Since God, who changes not (for that which is perfect cannot change) is always calling his people to change, to draw closer to Him, then (and here’s the question) why do we all resist change so strongly? What’s that? You don’t believe me? Well, look at the Bible ever calling us to continual transformation. Our salvation is an explosion commanding us to repent, to change our direction, our minds, our life-style, to turn and face God. Then to embark on a continual renewal which must resist and remove everything which stunts or prevents our growth in the spirit. God ever calls us to refuse to be satisfied with things as they are in our selves, in our families, in our churches, in our towns, our countries, in our world. Everything around us spirals downward by a kind of spiritual gravity, and the divine call is always to reverse the process of decay, to aim at the restoration of God’s sin-soiled creation. It is our sinful laziness which makes the excuse that ‘not all change is progress’. Of course it is not, but static acceptance of what we are used to, is a form of death. Men and women will kill to preserve what they’ve got used to! See Jesus, the vanguard of God’s progress, the very spear point, radical, renewing, risking, dying, resurrecting, and resisting our gravity to reduce every God-refreshing thing into a routine which we can manage. Today, dare to pray and spiritually to be all shook up. Listen to Jesus: And he said to them: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” Mark 7: 9 and 13
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31, 32
A Prayer: Lord, by your Spirit, grant me the courage to change what must be changed, patience to accept what cannot be changed, and wisdom to know the difference. Now read Mark 11: 12-26

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