The Power to Change

It’s the social interactions that get me.


I always think THIS time will be different.

Without God’s intervention, though, it always turns out the same.

A year ago, my daughter’s first grade class needed chaperons for their field trip.  With small children at home, it is one of the best ways I can be involved with my children at school.

Before I even entered the school, I lost control of my breathing.  Hyperventilation.  It doesn’t make sense.  But it always happens.

To make matters worse, my big pregnant self tripped, belly flopped and rolled into a crowd of waiting mothers.  That certainly did not help my racing heart and sweating palms.

By the time that I drove to our destination, I wanted to throw up.  But I plastered a smile on my face and politely suffered through the trip for my daughter’s sake.

But there did come a time when it was different…

A few months ago, my son’s class went to the petting zoo.  With an infant, I was running late so I had to ask around and find his class after they had already arrived.  I got to spend time enjoying my son and meeting some of his classmates.  We had a great time.

There is huge freedom  in realizing that God’s power, strength, and love are residing in me.   I am not only saved –  God also lives in me.  I am not bound by my insecurities, my selfish desires, my wavering heart because God crucified it.  In my heart lives the God Almighty….all the power of the universe living inside me.

I do not have the power to change.

But God does.

He makes me different.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

                                                                                      Galatians 2:20 NIV


How does God make you different?


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