Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
-1 Peter 2:2-3, NLT
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to seek out change and other people don't? At our house in Kentucky, AJ used to rearrange our living room and bedroom furniture almost everytime we did a seasonal clean.
He was always looking for new ways to make the room more functional. Granted, it was a long and skinny room, which made it difficult. But at least once a year, we seemed to rearrange the furniture again. That became less when we mounted our TV on the wall because then we couldn't move the TV anymore.
Every time we changed it, though, it took me about a week to get used to walking in and not being shocked by the arrangement. I suppose the time period of adjustment is why many people leave everything the same in their house for 10+ years without any modifications.
If we are not careful, we can start avoiding change like it's the plague. But in reality, change is a part of growing, and growing is what scripture calls us to do. Our scripture passage this week talks about how we all mature spiritually as Christians. That growth never stops. No matter how old you are in calendar years, you should always be growing closer to God, and that means change.
When was the last time God caused a major change in your life? How did you respond to it?
PRAYER FOR THE SERIES
God, reignite my heart to have a passion for you. Give me eyes to see other people as you see them so that I can love them with my whole heart. Teach me how to be a living example of the hope of Jesus Christ. Give me the courage to shine for Jesus Christ in everything that I do so that I can help bring others into relationship with Christ. Give me a heart for my community. Through your strength, make me into a Great Commission Christian so we can become a Great Commission church.
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Faith Parry serves as our Associate Pastor, and has been at the church since 2015. When she's not preaching and teaching, she enjoys documentaries and TV. Read more about Faith here.