God and Change

I read a daily devotional entitled Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. Maybe you have heard of it or read it too? The other day when I read it, God used it to speak to me about all the change that is taking place in my life, my family's lives and in my church family. I hope it encourages you as it did me. The devotion is written as though Jesus is speaking these words to you. Enjoy...

I am the Risen One who shines upon you always. You worship a living Deity, not some idolatrous, man-made image. Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone. 

It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life. Although each day contains twenty-four hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances. Don't try to force-fit today into yesterday's mold. Instead, ask Me to open your eyes, so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of life. (Read Matthew 28:5-7 & 2 Corinthians 5:17)