Meant to be?

04.13.21 Dealing With Change! – Genesis 1:26



My friend, may I ask you a question? Or, even though His will to cause change in our lives is compelling, does Newton's First Law of Motion not apply when it comes to motivating Christians to change, to move or, for that matter, do anything?


My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm M. Clifford Brunner.




"Everything continues in a state of rest unless it’s compelled to change by forces impressed upon it." This is Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion. The laws form the basis for classical mechanics; describing the relationship between forces pushing on a body and how that body moves in reaction to the push. Newton used them to explain the motion of physical objects and systems. But, think about this for a moment: as objects are compelled to move because of the forces around them, are our lives subject to the same type of movement when God pushes against our consciences with the force of His holy will? Or, even though His will to cause change in our lives is compelling, does Newton's First Law of Motion not apply when it comes to motivating Christians to change, to move or, for that matter, do anything?


Here's a thought from Bob Perks: "I've watched the rain run free. Rain can only be held back until it gathers strength enough to move on. It refreshes and nourishes at its best. Over time it has the power to wear down stone. Overflowing it can move mountains. I've felt the wind blow. At it's best it cools, but can wipe out an entire town when it gathers strength enough. Birds, butterflies all are free to follow the wind and water; but what about you and I? We, too, can go where we want, but stay. You and I can work long enough to create change, but often just go with the flow making no difference at all. You and I can move mountains but see them as blockades instead. You and I can set our sails against the wind and yet, we all too often fall down waiting to be rescued. We can follow the wind and ride the oceans, yet we never leave the shore. Why would God make the wind, water, birds and butterflies free and limit us? He doesn't. We are held captive by what we think, what we believe and how we see ourselves. We become prisoners of our mind. We were never meant to be "captive" in a world cr