Psalm 145. reminds us of God’s transforming power to change us and this truth is crucial to our christian walk.
Asking God to change us might seem threatening at times. That sense of allowing God’s plans to unfold in our lives is frightening for many people.
This fear however, often comes from our misunderstanding of God. It comes from our very human idea that anything God calls us to do might be, (to quote the covenant prayer) ‘contrary to our own inclinations’ or might be frightening, difficult, or even overwhelming. Verse 8 of Psalm 145 sheds a very different light on things however as it says……
‘The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.’
If we can absorb this verse into our hearts and minds, if we can make it the place from which we pray and the “glasses” through which we look at the world, we will find the courage to allow God to change us and the faith to believe that God wants to bring joy and fulfilment to our lives. It’s a verse to remember and draw encouragement from.
I wonder which Bible verses or stories have encouraged you in recent weeks? I wonder if there are particular prayers you have found helpful? Let’s aim this week to take those words of encouragement and share them. Bring them to a zoom, read them down the phone to a friend or neighbour or post them to someone. Lets all help one another to be transformed in Christ.
Have a good week with God, looking forward to hearing your verses!
Rev Jenny Porterpryde