Really? I want to make a difference but don’t ask me to change my lifestyle or perspective.

Posted: October 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

After I had 3 stents put into an artery, the doctor was clear. “If you don’t want to do this again, eat differently and exercise more.” And after the nutritionist detailed what that meant, I thought it might be better to meet Jesus now rather than later.

If we want God to put on our heart what is on his, it always involves a change that is usually as challenging as entering an “Iron Man” event. Don’t you wake up every morning fired up about going through a 26 mile run to get you prepared for the day? Some people actually do.

Philippians 3:12-14 and Hebrews 12:1 are some of our teachers. Paul’s “one thing I do” in Philippians pulls us forward and always changes our perspective and lifestyle. And “pressing on…” indicates there’s resistance to these required changes. The Hebrews challenge shows us how entrenched we have become to our secular culture. When God says to us “you don’t need that stuff,” we realize how off track we are.

WHAT THIS MEANS: Jesus takes seriously what he means when he says “follow me.” Do you and I really want to follow him? Revel in the change because it is always God’s best for us.

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