The Son Changes Everything
There is something that most people already know about me and that is this: I despise cold weather. I don’t like it. I actually can’t stand it. I see no reason for it.
There I said it. Ha. I know, I know, I shouldn’t grumble or complain, but there is just no sugar-coating my absolute hate for the cold weather.
Being that it’s winter, I have also come to realize something. If it’s cold out and cloudy, it’s extra miserable, but if it’s cold out and sunny? It just miserable. The sun makes a difference and makes things a little more bearable. Along those same lines, there is a phrase that I have caught myself saying over: “the sun changes everything.”
Quite often these words have come out of my mouth. While in Mexico last week wrapped up in our beach towels under the clouds? “The sun changes everything.” When the sun pops out from the clouds and I can feel it hit my face through the window? “The sun changes everything.” When we were in Branson and it was 20 degrees and could actually function outside? “The sun changes everything.”
But what God spoke to me through this phrase I keep repeating is yes, the sun changes everything. But the SON is what changes everything.
Jesus Christ changes everything. Yes, a relationship with Jesus will change everything.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
A life following Christ should look completely different. Just as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, when you are a new creation in Christ your old life has gone and your new life is here. And with that new life comes a relationship with Jesus. And when you have a relationship with Jesus? Everything should and will look different.
Your whole life should look different: your time, your finances, your job, your relationships, your future. How you view things. How you treat other people. How you make decisions. What you think about things. What you think about other people. How you view your circumstances. How you act in relationships.
No more bondage, just freedom. No more sin, just forgiveness. No more hopelessness, just hope. No more hell, just heaven. No more hate, just love. No more fear, just courage. No more striving, just resting. No more condemnation, just acceptance. No more judgement, just grace. No more religion, just relationship.
No more going through life alone, but instead you get to walk with a Father, a physician, a mentor, a healer, a counselor and a friend.
There is nothing that a relationship with Jesus can’t change because the son changes everything.
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