Fixing not just patching? There are two ways to fix a leaky pipe. You can choose to patch it somehow and hope for the best or you can choose to replace it and start over with something that promises to work from the start.
Think about it. Sometimes, if you really want to change things for the better, shortcuts need to be ruled out. Ultimately, the two things you’re trying to save, money and time, are the two things that end up costing you the most.
God’s Word tells us: “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham” (Luke 3:8).
If we want to lead righteous lives, it’s important we understand the significance of changed lives not just patched up ones. If we are truly committed to changing our sinful behavior, we need to be sure that we are committed to making the hard and sometimes painful changes that are necessary. Believing is one thing--doing is another.
“Heavenly Father, Please strengthen me with your Spirit so that I may resist temptation and reflect your holiness. Help me to build a spiritual life, not just patch it up. Bring to life the fruit that reflects your salvation and character in me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com