Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Wonderful Change

Years ago, Leah and I visited our friends’ church.  It was a well-known church.  Lots of famous gospel musicians worshiped there.  Their choir had won awards and traveled the world.  The music was great.

At one point in the service, the choir sang a very simple song.  They sang, “A wonderful change came over me.”  They repeated that one phrase over and over and over again.  A soloist sang on top of the phrase: “You changed me!  You changed me!”  Though the music was simple, the message was profound: Jesus changes people.

That is an important message for all of us to remember in worship.  When people really worship Jesus, change happens.  We get a different outlook on life.  We begin to want and need different things.  We look at others and ourselves differently.  A wonderful change comes over us.

In 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul writes, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  Being exposed to Jesus has an affect on people.  It changes us for the better.

As you go through the coming week, invite Jesus to change you.  Pray and ask the Lord to transform difficult areas in your life.  Pray and ask the Lord to show you areas in your life where you can grow.  Make a plan and pray over it as you live it out.  Invite Jesus Christ to transform your life.  As you do, you will see the words of that simple song become reality: a wonderful change has come over me!

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