Fountain of His Word MinistriesTuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 6:36am
Change doesn’t have to be difficult, painful, and labor-intensive process. We all can change. The secret is to understand that to experience lasting change outwardly, that CHANGE HAS TO BEGIN ON THE INSIDE.
The Bible reveals that we are what we think in our hearts. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” If we decide not to change what we think in our hearts we will not see outward change. It doesn’t matter how much we can pray, beg God, and get other people to intercede for us, if we do not change from the inside we will not see a change on the outside.
Romans 8:6 says that if we are carnally minded we will experience death, but if we are spiritually minded we will experience life and peace. When we plant tomatoes we do not expect to harvest anything else but tomatoes. When we plant potatoes we expect to harvest potatoes. The same principle applies to our lives; WE SHOULD NOT EXPECT TO HARVEST WHAT WE DID NOT SOW IN THE GARDEN OF OUR HEARTS.
Many people want to see more grace and peace in their lives, so they pray for it. The Bible clearly says grace and peace get multiplied to us through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ – 2 Peter 1:2. So, it doesn’t matter how much we pray for God’s favor and peace, we will not see their multiplication until we apply the Word of God; getting to know God and Jesus Christ.
We will never experience change if we do not really want it. Change only happens when we are really sick and tired of our situation and we want change much more than the little comfort we may be getting as we deal with the present situation. WHEN WE REALLY WANT CHANGE WE WILL CHANGE OUR INSIDE. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expect different results.
When God came to childless Abram He had to change how Abram saw himself before he could receive the child he wanted. God told Abram to number the stars and the sand of seashores, and then God told Abram that that is how many descendants he would have – Genesis 22:17. The other thing God did to get Abram to change how he looked at himself was that God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means father of multitudes – Genesis 17:5.
In the story of Abraham we see that he had to change how he saw himself before he could father the child of the promise. The same needs to happen to us if we want to see lasting change in our lives; WE NEED TO CHANGE HOW WE SEE OURSELVES. The Word of God is potent enough to bring about any change we want.
Proverbs 4:20-23 “My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. LET THEM PENETRATE DEEP INTO YOUR HEART, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
Second Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, ARE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE SAME IMAGE from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
REST IN THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST!