A few months ago, or maybe many months ago, I was asked to do the Wednesday night service teaching over Genesis 34:1-36:43
This is an tiny excerpt, my conclusion, and my call to allow change to seep into our souls.
- GOD can bring good out of EVIL.
- God is able to use the evil that people do, bringing about positive results.
- God’s has the ability to overcome any obstacle; His covenant will always advance
- God cannot be bought and his favors are not for sale. Instead, He has purchased our brokeness and our stench of death and mended us! With his blood, He has set the righteousness of His life in us, and he does not even charge us!
- God is the ultimate changer: life-changer, heart-changer, emancipator King, our God.
- We cannot pay him or ever afford to pay him. No amount of money in the entire universe would be enough to afford His mercies. We can only give him tokens of love and worship him for who HE is to us and for us.AND
- WE can change by renewing our minds and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us, transforming our attitudes, leading with love, not holding God to our humanistic expectations, not trying to fit God into our systems of accountability, and by not treating Him as a mercenary providing favors that can be bought.
- We CAN change because the Holy Spirit strengthens us with grace! We can change because we are laid down to death with Christ and we are crucified with Him. We live raised to life and seated with Christ! And, if our God is for us, nothing can stand against us, in between us or separate us! The accuser cannot condemn because GOD is the judge and He, by dying for us, paid our debts and won the victory over death’s grip! We out of spiritual debt and get to thank GOD forever for his abundant mercies.
- We can change, because we are together in this! I may be one of a few or many who do not have blood family near. You guys are my family. We are a spiritual , covenant, broken family living in a broken world, but we are bound together by the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and united in faith, love, worship and the precious blood of Christ.God….He does not demand instant perfection. And Hallelujah! For He leads us little by little, making inroads of our self-centeredness and doing his work in our lives one step at at a time.
For us…sometimes the best word we can give to the Lord is “thank you.” Thank you Lord!