Morning Prayer, Monday, February 20, 2017 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: CHANGE ME LORD
Father God, today, I am open to a new direction, a new way and new opportunities. Instead of me complaining Amen
Psalm 51:10 and Matthew 9:17
"Sometimes God does not change your situation because He is trying to change you." Are you open to change? God has a set plan for each and every one of us but some of us are so deeply embedded in me that we are not open to being moved in another direction. Have you ever heard the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks? Well, in some of our cases that is true. We are not open to anything that would make us better because we are stuck in mindsets that are hindering. Instead of waking up each morning wondering how you can turn a situation around, how about you being open to a different way. In fact, how about you ask God "Is it me Lord?" Instead of wanting to blame someone else for the reason why things are not working out, ask God, "Is it me Lord," but you have to be willing to listen and change. David had it right when he said, "Create in me a clean heart O 'God." A clean heart means a clean slate, a fresh start, a new outlook on life, a changed heart. If I can only see things in my perspective, then there is no way that I can be open to a new perspective. As someone once said, "You can't expect to get new things with the same old mindset." The Bible put it best, "You can't put new wine in an old wineskin." God wants the best for each of us. He wants us to be happy, healthy and full of joy. He wants us to prosper. We can do things our way for a while and things work out good but then there is that one piece of thread that starts to unravel and before you know it, you have a pile of mess lying down around your ankles. What happened? Well, you are still doing what you do instead of being opened to what God wants you to do. It doesn't work that way. If I follow God, I have to truly follow Him, not some of the time but all of the time.