Here is the devotional: You may have the physical potential to run the 26.2 miles of a marathon. But very few people can do it tomorrow with any hope of finishing the race. No amount of trying, sweating, and desiring to finish lets someone accomplish what they aren’t prepared for. Some things require us to… Continue reading Yes, You Really Can Change: How Do You Make It Last?
Here is the devotional: A caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly is a miraculous change, but it’s a slow, messy one. Likewise, true transformation for most followers of Christ can take so long they start to wonder, what’s taking so long? And why, if we’re empowered by the Holy Spirit, does it seem so difficult?One thing… Continue reading Yes, You Really Can Change: How Do You Break Out Of A Destructive Lifestyle?
Here is the devotional: We’ve been talking a lot about transforming. How do we know if we’ve been successful?The point of growing into a mature follower of Christ isn’t just to check off a box marked “done.” The goal is to truly become Christ-like: to not just act like a Christian but to be one.… Continue reading Yes, You Really Can Change: How Do You Know If You Are Really Changing?
Here is the devotional: Maybe by now you’ve caught the vision that transformation is not a solo act. Changing your attitudes and actions all by yourself is not only not ineffective, but also not biblical.Think of your new life in Christ as a renovation project. No one starts demolition without first settling on plans and… Continue reading Yes, You Really Can Change: Why Is It Impossible To Grow Alone
Here is the devotional: A lot of Christians strive month after month, year after year, to change. Over time, though, they get weary, feel defeated, and give up. They have forgotten (or never understood) the bedrock truth of what Jesus did on the cross, and what it means for transformation. Jesus bore the penalty of… Continue reading Yes, You Really Can Change: Where Do We Get The Power To Change?