Repentance: How to Change Your Autopilot

“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (Romans 12:2b NLT, second edition). Imagine riding in a speedboat on a lake with an automatic pilot set to go east. If you decide to reverse and head west, you have two possible ways to change the boat’s direction. One way … Sigue leyendo Repentance: How to Change Your Autopilot

How to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit

“Let the Spirit change your way of thinking” (Ephesians 4:23 CEV). Throughout the Bible we see an important truth illustrated over and over: The Holy Spirit releases his power the moment you take a step of faith. When Joshua was faced with an impassible barrier, the floodwaters of the Jordan River receded only after the … Sigue leyendo How to Cooperate with the Holy Spirit

Change Requires Community

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other” (Romans 12:4-5 NLT, second edition). You will not make all the changes you need to make, want to make, would love … Sigue leyendo Change Requires Community

You Can’t Change Everything on Your Own

“So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:25 NLT, second edition). Lasting change requires honest, authentic community. You need people in your life who will tell you the truth in love. There are some things in your life you will never … Sigue leyendo You Can’t Change Everything on Your Own

Change Takes Time

“Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:24 ESV). When God wants to remove the defects in your life, he doesn’t just snap his fingers so that it happens instantly. He does it incrementally. When God wants to make a mushroom, he takes six hours. … Sigue leyendo Change Takes Time

To Change How You Act, Change the Way You Think

“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes” (Ephesians 4:23 NLT, second edition). Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. The battle for sin starts in your mind, not in your behavior. The way you … Sigue leyendo To Change How You Act, Change the Way You Think

Change Requires You to Make a Choice

“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception” (Ephesians 4:22 NLT, second edition). Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You … Sigue leyendo Change Requires You to Make a Choice