Necessary Change November 5, 2013 By: Julie Clinton of Extraordinary Women
If you have never read my front page of this website it will have a great similarity to what Julie is saying here. Please enjoy what she wrote as everyone not just us women could use this encouragement.
Joyful reading to you all.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I love the classic movie, “Anne of Green Gables.” One of my favorite lines from Anne is, “Tomorrow is a brand new day with no mistakes in it!” One of the best things about life is that tomorrow doesn’t have to be the same as today. You can learn new habits, get rid of unwanted old ones, and do something about it. You can be secure that Christ’s love for you is unchanging. Being firm and secure in that knowledge allows you the freedom to make needed changes in your own life. Knowing that God really loves you includes understanding that He wants the best for you and is willing to help you get it. He will help and support you through the choices and changes you need to make. He will be with you all the way. James 1:8 says that if we lack wisdom we can go to Him and He will guide us. Take a minute for personal reflection. Though God’s love is unchanging, how do you need to change in order to more fully embrace His love and friendship? Do you need to accept yourself before you can accept God’s love more fully? Do you need to forgive yourself and/or others before you bathe in His love? Do you need to trust your heavenly Father more? Take your needs to Him in prayer. Yearn to be more like Him. Allow His unchanging love to change you!