Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Big Deal

To change your life you must change the way you think. -Rick Warren

     My friend, Joel, spoke the other day at church a message on 'What's the big deal?'  The analogy was of a frantic parent trying to rescue their child from immediate danger and the child wondering what all the fuss is about.  This is exactly how God calls on us and yet we often ignore the warnings to the eternal danger.
      I think this is an important thing to remember when sharing the Good News.  We have to work with the unbeliever's perspective in order to change their thinking viewpoint.  That is why it is important to have scripture ready and available to back up what you say. For example, I can tell you a train is coming but if I show it and point it out to you, then you're more likely to move.
     All of us struggle with changing our thinking into God's perspective.  Lyrics from one of my favorite songs kind of explains it, ''I'm just trying to understand, its all in someone else's hands, its always been a part of a bigger plan, and I don't need to understand.''  When our faith can trump our thoughts, then it's easier to trust in what lies ahead for each of us.


  1. Excellent post, Angie...and I love the song lyrics too. It truly is in Someone else's hands....we don't need to understand....in fact, we can't understand...we're not supposed to understand. All we can do is trust. Praying my trust and faith will shine through in ALL circumstances...actions speak much louder than words. Love you, T.

  2. Good blog, it is a big deal. Dad

  3. Like the song says "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey". It isn't understand everything and then trust and obey. The person who has studied the Bible all their life will never understand it all on this side of heaven; but they should know trusting and obeying is the only way. Mom

  4. "Being transformed by the renewing" of our minds does seem to be a key...the Lord wants to change us, not necessarily our circumstances; and the change in us is the biggest miracle. Thanks for your example of letting the Lord renew your mind in spite of the difficulties you've been through.

    Love you,