Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
That is just the way I am. How many times have you heard or said that, or "That's just the way he or she is."? We learn to accept people, especially ourselves, as being less than what we ought to be.
God is still able to change lives. He is still able to help people conform to the image of Christ.
So many times we will pray for someone with a serious sin problem and yet we fear that they will never change. Maybe we are praying more that God will just take away the sin and the problems it cause them (and us) instead of praying that God will transform their lives into a beautiful vessel for His service.
Sometimes the process of change is not a pleasant experience. Sometimes we have to be broken and then be remolded into a different person. Sometimes we have to hit bottom before we look up and are willing to give all the pieces of our broken lives to the one who can mend them. We don't want to go through it and we don't want those we pray for to go through a painful transition but we have to realize that God is able to fashion each and everyone, and to subdue all things unto Himself.
Please feel free to contact me by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments or even suggestions for further devotional studies.
If you know of someone new to the Kosciusko area and would like for our church to visit them please let us know. Our prayers are that this devotional ministry will be an outreach to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus. I do appreciate you taking the time to read these devotionals and please keep us in your prayers.