If we want to listen to our favorite radio station, we adjust the radio dial to the proper frequency. The station’s radio frequency is unchanging. I won’t get to listen to the music unless I make an adjustment.
God is also unchanging. I need to come to Him. But too often, I expect God to do the changing, and come to me. Unfortunately, I don’t want to admit that my frequency is full of static and unpleasant noise.
We can’t carry out the mission of the church this way. We have to make adjustments in our lives, we have to tune into God’s frequency. We need to change the radio dial of our lives if we are to do God’s will and have any lasting effect.
Consider the Apostle Paul. He had some major adjustments to make after his experience on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9). He continued to make adjustments as he continued his ministry.
A handful of fishermen had to make some major adjustments in their lives. Peter, Andrew, James, and John dropped everything and choose to follow Jesus. (Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11). At the time they didn’t know Jesus would call them to more. As the years passed, the Apostles continued to make major adjustments in their lives to bring Christ to the world.
God may not call us to make such big adjustments in our lives, but he is calling us to become more Christ-like.
1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
To get started, all we have to do is be obedient. The amount of fine- tuning we are willing to do reveals the depth and quality of our faith.
Is God asking you to do something that requires you making some adjustment in your life? Those adjustments might be big or small, but God wants us to do things for certain reasons. We usually don’t know what those reasons are.
Tune into God’s frequency and let God make beautiful music with your life.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Scripture References: Bible Gateway, NIV
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