We are halfway through EL Sabbath Year 2016. We have asked you to take time to focus on God. To spend time with Him and enjoy His all-embracing love & care. To draw strength and direction as you rest in Him.
In the series, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, you learn to Slow Down, Celebrate, Pray, Confess, Meditate on Scripture, Seek Guidance from the Holy Spirit, Practice Servanthood and Secrecy. I wonder if there’s any change in your life. One of the most difficult things to do is to change oneself. We are used to old routines and practices that we naturally resist change. But to remain the same means we will not experience the rich life that Jesus has promised.
God wants to change you! 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” The ball is now in your court - will you TAKE ACTION? Will You Change?
I want to encourage you to reflect and follow up on what you have learnt from God.
The first thing we need to do is to surrender and let go of our old habits, familiar ideas and ways. “The heart of worship is surrender .. You let go and let God work. You don’t have to always be ‘in charge’”. (Rick Warren in Purpose Driven Life, p77, 81)
It’s time to adopt new practices and lifestyle that enhance our spiritual, emotional, mental and social health. Overcome the natural resistance to change. There’s much more in life that God wants you to experience & enjoy!
- Bob Lum