”And be not conformed to this world…be transformed…prove what is good…” [Romans 12:2]
Did you ever stop to think that the transforming power of God can only be released through change? Life is measured by the moment by moment decisions we make to move away from the shoreline of yesterday.
The following quote by a friend seems to capture with startling clarity the culture we live in and the difficulties we have in becoming the change agents of today’s culture.
“The world we live in is drunk with opinions. There are so many that they crowd around us like bottles on the shelves of an old liquor shop. We reel down our own roads unable to distinguish a tree from a lamppost, unable even to walk a straight line. On reaching the harbor of our lives, we fail to recognize the clear waters of the open sea, staring instead at the muddy shores and wonder where the fresh water has gone…” [B. Frampton CEO-BeeFrampton Co.]
Are you managing change—or is change managing you? Change is not just something put on us by the world. By the very nature of the new birth we become change agents in the world in which we live. In this climate of confusion and in answer to our questions, we have the following responsibilities to ourselves and to the world:
1) To continually be renewed according to God’s Word.
2) To provide an environment for personal change and spiritual growth.
3) To call for change and be leaders of change in our society.
4) To minister to a society which is collapsing under the burden of unmanaged and destructive change.
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For the past 30 years, Diane has served as evangelist, trainer, teacher, mentor, and consultant for churches of many denominations.