‘CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE’
I AM MAKING A DECISION TO LET GOD HELP ME CHANGE
AND COMMIT WORKING WITH HIM TO DO SO.
Romans 12:1-2 Here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
DON’T BECOME SO WELL ADJUSTED TO YOUR CULTURE THAT YOU FIT INTO IT WITHOUT THINKING
Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon. Psalms 31:24
FIX YOUR ATTENTION ON GOD
You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. Psalms 119:2
YOU’LL BE CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT
I’ve come to change everything, turn everything right side up–how I long for it to be finished! Luke 12:50
RECOGNIZE WHAT HE WANTS FROM YOU
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life–even though invisible to spectators–is with Christ in God. He is your life. Colossians 3:3
QUICKLY RESPOND TO IT
Saving is all his idea and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play a major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. Ephesians 2:8-10
GOD BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOU
Form your purpose by asking for counsel, then carry it out using all the help you can get.
DEVELOPS WELL-FORMED MATURITY IN YOU!
Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity. 2 Corinthians 10:6
It’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you, God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now,