People often talk about our need to think God’s thoughts after him. This is certainly true, but we should also love what God loves. God transforms not just our thinking but our affections as well. And when the things I know and love change based upon God’s work in my life, my commitments will change as well – to myself, my husband, my family, my church, my job, and how I view the world.
We often think of change as the leftovers – the pennies, nickels, and dimes which accumulate in pockets and car seats. What is the significance of a few coins here and there? Some people even walk right past a penny in the parking lot, because it’s just not worth the effort to pick it up.
Today, I’d like to think for a few moments about biblical change, which is never insignificant and is always worth the effort.
The most glorious transformation is when the Lord calls a sinner to himself: “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:13-14). Following our redemption, the Lord embarks upon a massive change operation in our lives through his Word and his Spirit.