In this morning’s Bible study something really stood out to me. Lately I have felt a strong calling to do something specific, but have felt very unqualified for this. Thankfully God looks past our limitations and sees our potential. He sees beyond what we are capable of doing on our own and knows what is possible through Him. I am so thankful that we can rely on His work in us to accomplish what He desires for His kingdom.
I am really looking forward to Fall. I think it is my favorite time of year. The weather turns cooler which is such a relief from the extreme Texas heat. Leggings start to make their way out of storage. Sweaters come out of the closets. And we may even have the windows open letting in a cool breeze. We can finally begin to decorate for the holiday season. Christmas is just a few short months away. Fall has so many wonderful colors. I love seeing the oranges and different shades of greens. How can we not love Fall?
As I think of all these changes I am reminded of how God brings about change in our lives. He is so merciful to not leave us in our sin. He moves us toward a closer relationship with Him by helping us become more and more Christlike. Our old selves fade away as we take on Christ’s character of forgiveness and mercy. We learn to use self control instead of being quick to anger. Our tongues are tamed as we yield to the Holy Spirit.
Today let’s allow His gentle guidance to work changes in us that will make us more like Him. “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
Romans 8:29 NLT2 Corinthians
My childhood house is for sale again. Oh how I loved growing up there. We were the first owners. My parents made some improvements to the yard and added a pool. But for the most part it remained as we bought it. Now thanks to the internet I am able to see inside every room. Oh the changes that have taken place. Some good and some, well not so good. At least not to my taste. The extra windows are a good improvement that allow more light and viewing of the beautiful hill country. There is an extra door leading to the backyard that I can see as a good thing. But the Brady Bunch orange kitchen! Nope. Nope. Nope. I love the Brady Bunch and am really enjoying HGTV’s renovations, but I don’t want to live there. And someone decided to shorten the steps to the front door. There were originally 36 steps from curb to door. I was engaged on those steps. I have lots of memories on them. Even one of falling down several. Ouch. So to see the shorter staircase I am not too thrilled. All this to say, I am so thankful we serve a God who does not change. He is always the same. He is always reliable. Always on time. Always has our best interest in mind. Is always for us, never against us. What an amazing thought. What great comfort in an ever changing world.