Friday, June 03, 2005

The Change

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new."

2 Corinthians 3:18 "But we all, with uncovered face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."

These two pieces of scripture speak words to my heart. They go along with the message of most of my posts. There has to be a change within each of us when we make the choice to follow Christ. If it is purely about heaven than why claim to be a Christian now? Simply wait until your death bed and accept Him then. There is more to it and so many Christians miss the point because they were either told the story incorrectly or they were led to believe that our God only wants us to accept His son into our hearts so that one day we can be with Him in heaven, yet live in a hellish world while hear on earth without any interaction with God, our creator.

God loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us. He wants us to be the light here on earth. How do we do this? Well, we have to change!!! We have to choose to live as Christ lived, or at least attempt to. We need to live a life of love.

Steven Curtis Chapman has an amazing song called, "The Change." Here are the lyrics:

The Change

by S.C. Chapman/J. Elliot

from Speechless

Well I got myself this T-shirt that says what I believe

I got letters on my bracelet to serve as my ID

I go the necklace and the keychain

and almost everything a good Christian needs, yeah

I got the little Bible magnets on my refrigerator door

And a welcome mat to greet you before you walk across my floor

I got a Jesus bumper sticker

And the outline of a fish stuck on my car

And even though this stuff's all well and good

I cannot help but ask myself

What about the change?

What about the difference?

What about the grace?

What about forgiveness?

What about a life that's showing

I'm undergoing the change, yeah

I'm undergoing the change

Well I've got this way of thinking that comes so naturally

Where I believe the whole world is revolving around me

And I got this way of living that I have to die to every single day

'Cause if God's Spirit lives inside of me, yeah

I'm gonna live life differently

I'm gonna have the change

I'm gonna have the difference

I'm gonna have the grace

I'm gonna have forgiveness

I'm gonna live a life that's showing

I'm undergoing the change

What about the change

What about the difference

What about the grace

What about forgiveness

I want to live a life that's showing

I'm undergoing the change

©1999 Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs/BMI/Cabinetmaker Music/ASCAP

What powerful lyrics...they really make me think!

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