A Change is coming. . . . slowly

As I was reading through part of John this morning, I read over Jesus’ calling of Peter.  It is found in Chapter 1:

42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”).

One of the things we see in Scripture is that when some people come to God, their name is changes – Abram to Abraham, Jacob to Israel, Simon to Peter, Saul to Paul.

Why? What does God change someone’s name?

In the days of the Bible, your name was more than just what people called you . . . . it was who you were. It represented something deeper about you.

So, when God changed your name, He wasn’t just changing what people called you, He changed who you were.

A change is coming.

We want that in our lives, don’t we. We want to be different. We want to change old habits, we want to start new ones. We want to be different.  We want to change for the better.

But, it’s hard.  Things come slowly.  We fall back into old habits and old ways.

We want change on a dime. We want things happen quickly, we want to be a different person at this exact moment.

It doesn’t always happen that way. Change in our lives doesn’t always come quickly. Sometime it slowly.

So, what do we? We be faithful. Each second, each moment, each hour, each day.

We are faithful. We do what we should do. We pray. We read. We fellowship. We worship. We do our part.

And, slowly, you know what happens? We change. We are different. We are transformed.

Sometimes, we change very quickly. Most times, it’s a process.

God wants to change you today. He wants you to have new life today.  He wants you to know what’s most important today.

So be faithful.  Today, and each day. And we will find that we have grown more than we would ever realize. Be faithful. And know God will do His part.

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