Faith: Change comes (un)easily for some

Faith: Change comes (un)easily for some

"For most of us, knowledge is not the bridge to growth – pain is. No matter how much you love someone, don't try to rescue them from God's dealings. The worst thing you could have done for the Prodigal Son was go down to the pigsty, clean it up and make it comfortable for him. That's called 'enabling'. Let the refiner do His work! For much of his life Jacob didn't think he needed God. He'd probably have told you, 'I'm doing just fine, thank you!' But the time came when he had to go home, stand before his father and face the wrath of his brother Esau whom he'd wronged... Change usually comes when it hurts so much that you have to change, when you learn so much that you want to change, and when you receive so much that you welcome change."
- The Word for Today, September 28, 2011. 
"So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul." Deuteronomy 10:12

3 comments:

*thisdaisy said...

Wow, this is really relevant in my life and family right now. Shared this with my mum right away. Thanks for this, Erica! x

Urban Road said...

The worst thing you could have done for the Prodigal Son was go down to the pigsty, clean it up and make it comfortable for him. That's called 'enabling'. Thank you...a great reminder for me!!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful post Erica. So profound for so few words. This is the first time I have ever taken a peek at your blog. So glad I did. (from a fellow mountain girl)