“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:7) NLT
When we read and study the word of God, we must be willing to make changes or improve how we are living. God is calling us to repentance. Whether in church or within ourselves, it begins with a serious question; “Is the way I’m going the direction God wants me to go?” If the answer is “No” then its time to turn around and go in God’s direction. God’s direction is the way of blessing. That’s the way of God’s abundant favor… That’s the way of eternal life!
The song, “A Change Has Come Over Me” is evidence that we are listening to what the Spirit is saying, and we understand that change in our lives must be our witness to others.
I’ve been working on this project for my Aspiring Leaders class that is due in a few days. I logged into my computer to add some more research. I placed my thumb drive in the computer to get started. My project wasn’t there! I search the computer drive, the thumb drive, but to no avail. This was my final project! I didn’t even think I was going to make it this far. I often talked about not completing the course, but I’ve made it! Back in the day I would have been angry, upset and asking how can this happen to me, just a down right angry pity party. I would have told everyone about what happened and showed them how angry I was. But I didn’t. Change has come over me! Why, because I’m a testimony to listening to what the Spirit of God is saying! Being angry and upset was not going to do me or anyone else any good. It wasn’t going to make the work appear again, however you know I was praying for recovery! So I didn’t get mad, I just resolved to the fact I have to start all over! A Change Has Come Over Me, and I’m so glad about it! The word of God says in James 1:19 Understand this my brothers and sisters: You must be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
Rev 2:19 says, “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all things.”
What evidence do you have that can testify that you are listening to what the Spirit is saying to you? What changes has God made in your life, or in the life of others around you? Share your story in the comment section, allow it to bless others and give God Glory.