Right there on my riding mower, I had a come to Jesus meeting. His sermon had a profound and immediate impact on me. Not that the message was something that I hadn't heard before, it just came at the right time and was delivered in a way that struck a deep chord in my spirit.
Chan asked the question, "What do you work hardest toward?" Then he gently reminded me that the
However, when we are the right person, things will happen. We will produce the fruit and we will fulfill
The apostle Peter also addresses this in 1 Peter 2:5, In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God's promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. NLT
God is more interested in changing us than for us to accomplish great things for Him. He loves you and me so much that He doesn't want us to stay where we are.
The question I have to ask myself, do I want to change? Or do I just want more stuff, more accomplishments? Will I settle for surface and cosmetic modifications or will I strive for real change, deep in my character and my soul? If so, I'll need to sacrifice the urgent for the important. I'll need to devote time and effort into being who God wants me to be, the most important thing and all other things will be added.
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