As a college student, I traveled with the Continental Singers and Orchestra (a Christian ministry organization) across the United States and through Switzerland, Austria, and Hungary. During those days, eastern Europe was controlled by the old U.S.S.R. I grew during that tour in surprising ways.
At the end of our European journey, God spoke directly to us (that’s another story!). The message was clear: “I have brought you here to change you; you will never be the same.” It was a spiritual message that described how God had altered our lives while working among us.
Change closely follows those who draw close to and seek God. Occasionally, we resist change. Yet, I’m glad God changed my eternal destination. I’m glad He changed the core of who I am. I’m glad God changed who lives in me. When God works, embrace His change. The outcome usually transforms you and your world!
Crossing the Lines
The ideas behind this blog emerged from my study and preaching of a message I titled "A Single Step." It was an unexpected message out of Philippians 2:12-18. I'm the one who was surprised. I had a whole different idea of where the sermon would go. Then, I got into the text and followed it. That led, eventually, to the response by individuals after the message. God worked in me and in our congregation. He's still at work.
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