Why Cross A Road? Why Do We Need To Grow And Change?

Read 2 Corinthians 4:15

Sometimes we have to cross the road to discover the thing that will change us…I’m always intrigued with how people change – how our attitudes change, how our perceptions change, how our hearts and minds change. Scripture describes significant changes with such phrases as “he is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17) and “you have taken off your old self” (Colossians 3:9). We even sing songs about putting on the mind of Christ or exemplifying the heart of Christ in our daily actions, but at the end of the day we hold on to the same fears, prejudices, and stereotypes that we have always held….. In Jim’s situation, change came because he went to a place he didn’t want to and encountered people he would have rather avoided….Jim’s willingness to venture into a place he had excluded from his life dramatically changed his perception and attitude toward a place and people. And his changed perception was now changing the perception of others. p. xiii

Bruce Main

Challenge: What is the last significant road (boundary, barrier, border) you crossed? In what ways did the experience impact your life and your faith? When is the last time you really changed a perspective, a habit, or an attitude? What instigated that change?

Prayer Focus: Teach me to be willing to cross the road to the people and places that are outside of my comfort zone.  Help me accept that I must grow as a Christian to more effectively share your gift of salvation with those who need you most.

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