God – The life You have gifted me and others comes with many transitions, changes, and trials which test our faith in You and yet hold the promise of our transformation.
Sometimes change comes slowly. We face an illness, cancer, or other chronic disease.
Sometimes change comes unexpectedly or suddenly. Wives lose husbands. Husbands lose wives. Parents lose children. Or in falling from the sky in Vietnam.
As a Freshman I attended Houston Baptist College (now University). I met a very charismatic man who was studying to become a minister. I asked him, “When did you decide to become a minister?” He replied, “When I was in Vietnam I was a paratrooper. On one mission over the Mekong Delta I jumped out of the airplane. My parachute did not open. I prayed to God to please let me live. I told God that if I survived the fall I would become His minister. I landed in a rice field. I broke most of the bones in my body. But, I survived.”
Whether we decide to make a change in our lives which leads us to a trial for transformation or whether change is forced upon us, we have a choice to use those changes to grow in spirit. To walk as Your living angels on the Earth.
God, this day please help all Your children to use changes, transitions, and trials as Your invitations to step into Your grace. To be empowered by You. To be transformed by You to be Your light. To be Your love on this blessed Earth. Amen
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