But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me like this?" (Romans 9:20, ESV). I have made the subject of our need for change the focus of many of my blogs. But I have become perplexed in my efforts to convince us of our need for change and have been asking myself the following questions. Who am I to think I have the right to encourage others to change? Who am I to think I'm supposed to help others change? Do I have
A couple of days ago my husband told me to visualize myself some time in the future looking back to today. He asked if there was anything about my life now that I would regret later if it didn't change. After a moment of contemplation I said I would regret hesitating. I asked a friend the other day for their input about some things in my life. I feel I have a lot of uncertainty without much clarity, but I'm trying to balance my desire for answers with trust in God. My friend
In my latest "Let's Talk" blog I invited those of you who were willing to engage to respond to three questions. They were: What changes has God made in you? How have those changes helped you better fulfill the great and first commandment—love God; love others? How has God helped you love Him completely, yourself unselfishly, and your neighbor, the least, and your enemy the way He loves them? Below is the first response I received in answer to my questions. Thank you to the au
I would like to hear from you. If you haven't already done so, read my blogs entitled "Be Better" and "The Struggle Is Real." To find these blogs click on the link to my blog page from your Facebook feed or google my link, kerriw43.wix.com/kerri-blog. Go to the top and click on Home. Then scroll down until you find the titles I recommended above for you to read. After you've read them, consider how the change process I shared is applicable to your life. Think about where you'
It's really quite simple. Recognizing the need for change and identifying what needs to change is not difficult when you're willing to take the time to consider it. But do you want to change? If you don't want to change, knowing your need for change and what needs to change is irrelevant because you will never change until you want to change. We don't want to change because we are selfish. Selfishness is our biggest problem because it's the most difficult thing to change. And
My life motto is "A better world begins with me." I believe if I want the world to be better, I have to be the first to change for the better. As I allow God to change me and make me better, it is my hope the outflow from my becoming better will impact the world around me in a positive way. And as those who come in contact with me become better, they, too, will have positive impact on others. Then as those become better, they will pass it on until the world becomes better. I
Jesus said in Matthew 5:43-44, "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," (ESV). A few weeks ago, my daughter came to me for advice. She explained with tears in her eyes how she had been hurt deeply by someone who continuously treated her contemptuously. She acknowledged that though she knew hating was wrong, she hated this person who was bahaving so badly tow