No God, No Change. Know God, Know Change.


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“Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. The old things passed away; behold new things have come.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

It’s The Truth.

The Lord meets us, greets us and even loves us right where we’re at. In the depths of our sins, he knows where we are and offers His rescuing over and over again. We either accept His great mercy and clothe ourselves in Him… or turn away and remain where we are-hopeless, helpless and feasting on an artificial love for the world.

Throughout our lives, He knocks on our doors over and over again…

Do you remember some of the times He’s knocked?

I bet you do.

I know I do.

He loves you no less than He loves me, and He’s knocked on my door plenty.

Who would turn away this offer? Why would someone say no to Him?

Most….and because…

With Him, comes sacrifice. Indeed, Jesus freely gave his life for us on the cross…No “good works” could ever come close to pay for what he did for us. But, there is still a trade-off.

It’s our junk.

Oh, how embarrassing to have to hand over junk to a Holy God who is perfect in every way. Couldn’t there be a way to hide the junk? Maybe stick it over there in the corner or under the rug? What about making it look prettier so it doesn’t seem so bad?

Nope.

” He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” ~John 15:2

No God. No change…Know God. Know change.

Nothing this world has to offer compares to the freedom God gives us when we are obedient to Him. Don’t think you can do it?

“Jesus looked at them and said ‘With man this is impossible, with God all things are possible.’” ~Matthew 19:26

What would it feel like to be free? Can you even imagine? Yeah…it may hurt at first, but in the end? Obedience is freedom. 

I’m speaking to both believers and non-believers when I’m writing this…and don’t you think for one minute that because you are a believer there isn’t more junk to hand over or more branches to prune. My hand is RAISED and these thoughts are being typed out more for my use than yours. 

But, dear friends know this….

The bible wasn’t written to condemn us…it was written to save us.

Don’t know what your “junk” is? Ask Him…

And guess what? Junk is junk. Here on Earth we tend to “rate” sin, but God doesn’t. It is what it is and no one person has “better junk” than the other…it all stinks.

So I pray this for you and for me again…

No God…no change. Know God…Know change.

Love you all so much, Janelle

 

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I pray that your message — summed up in the No God, No Change; Know God, Know Change, sticks with me as I navigate through what, at times, has proven to be a difficult life. Love your message and loving Truth shared in this message. Thank you, Janelle.

  2. ~~LoVe~~

  3. Wow! This was on my mind today too! I wrote something very similar on my page. I also just shared yours, you put it so eloquent!

    https://www.facebook.com/MyInspirationsbyKym/posts/444219515653169?notif_t=notify_me

  4. Charlotte Moore says:

    Very good!!! We all can use improvement.

  5. Your message could not have come at a better time Janelle! I am so easy to not answer the door or to sweep it or move it to another corner just because it is not convenient for me today. I need to be opening my heart to God instead and listening. I will tape this message to my refrigerator !

  6. This just popped into my email at a very low time in my life. Thank you. That was beautiful.

  7. Nothing compares to the FREEDOM and JOY we have in Christ because he takes our sin and gives us His righteousness in exchange. Now we have hope and a future. Praise God!

  8. This is such a well written and meaningful post, Janelle. I found it really encouraging. I love this – No God, No Change. Know God, Know Change – it is SO true! Thank you for sharing so honestly and openly.

  9. What an awesome post and reminder to us all! Thanks!!

  10. Thanks Janelle! Great reminder :)

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