Patch job? Doing it the easy way has always been very tempting for many of us since avoiding unnecessary work always seem to be the right thing to do. It is time efficient and, in the blush of the moment, cost effective. But is this just patching when we need fixing?
Think about it. We often try to save, money and time with shortcuts, but they often result in the two things that end up costing you the most. Sometimes, doesn’t seem that if you really want to change things for the better, shortcuts need to be ruled out?
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, faithful to our calling as servants of our Lord, 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.
“Lord, please help me as I turn my life over to your will. Please strengthen me with your Spirit so that may resist temptation and reflect your holiness. Bring to life the fruit that reflects your salvation and character in me. Sometimes Help us to make the the sometimes painful decisions in our lives. In Jesus name we 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