Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Agents Of Change

Year 8-Day 78: Today, I am grateful for agents of change. 

Every one of us has experienced change in these past two weeks. A virus is sweeping the world and there are questions, concerns and people suffering. It is so easy to pray, "Take it all away."  Stranger prayers have been answered. 

On a different train of thought, we can ask God what he wants us to observe, learn and do in the midst of "social distance" and people responding to fear with panic. For heaven's sake... we can't even buy toilet paper in most places, although there is no real shortage. 

This  quote struck the perfect chord in my soul today:

"The circumstances we ask God to change are often the circumstances God is using to change us." - Max Lucado

How is God using the current climate and conversations to reach and teach us? Are we talking to Him more. Are we listening in the slowed down version of our lives to the Spirit's direction when we see or hear of a need? 

We were called to be agents of change in a world that is broken and hurting. We are collectively battling a new illness, but the COVID-19 is merely the "latest" thing. When it wanes, there will be something else to take it's place. It is what changes inside of us as we face the battle that matters. Ultimately, we need to come to a place of trust and surrender. In the surrender, he can begin doing a new thing in our lives.  

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."-Isaiah 43:19 

Claim it. Believe it. Receive it. Freedom comes with perfect peace in knowing we can trust His will to be done. The new thing might seem crazy, but His ways are perfect. We can trust His hand and His heart. Don't let the crazy season steal your joy. He is great... and He is good! 

Today, I am grateful for agents of change. 

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