Hi all,

I was thinking this morning about how we usually want quick fixes in life. I’m definitely a culprit as someone who sometimes gets frustrated that the microwave is taking too long! When it comes to controlling my weight I would definitely prefer a magic diet pill than the much harder alternatives! The result in life though is usually the opposite of lasting change and growth.

I was doing a Bible study this morning on our role and God’s role in producing lasting change in our lives. Here is the highlights:

Passage: Our role: God’s role:
John 8v31-32 Abide in Word Set us free
John 15v1-5 Abide in Christ Grow fruit in and through us
Romans 12v2 Not conform to world Transform us through Bible
2 Corinthians 10v3-5 Fight spiritually Destroy strongholds
Romans 15v39-31 Strive in prayer Deliver us


As you can see there are no microwave moments or quick fixes here, but there is lasting change and growth.  Let’s be proactive as we:

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you both to will and to do.” (Philippians 2v12-13)