Daily Word for Tuesday, June 30, 2015
No one can argue successfully that the world we all are inhabiting has no need for change. In fact, most would have a laundry list of things they would like to see changed today or tomorrow at the latest.
If our world will change at any point, it will be because we each become Agents of that change.
Change demands agency. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hatred cannot drive our hatred, only love can do that.”
So the Agency is clear; darkness must have light to change and hatred must have love to change.
In our own lives, change has come as a result of an Agency of some sort; perhaps it was spiritual, familial, educational, environmental, need or pain; something aided us in changing.
Dr. King further said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”
Our desire for change must be anchored in a passion for helping others to change. Our problem is, to change others, we must first change ourselves.
So what is the Agency of our needed change?
It is our spending time in the Word of God, where the Holy Spirit can be that transforming Agent of change in our hearts and minds.
The Bible says in II Corinthians 3:17-18, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The word “transformed” comes from the Greek word, Metamorphoo; it is the word we get metamorphosis from.
A metamorphosis is a complete change; one that creates new capacities and abilities.
Jesus told the Disciples to wait for the day of Pentecost when they would receive the Power of the Holy Spirit and then would be able to be witnesses. They needed this Spiritual Agency to create in them the needed change for serving God as His Ambassadors.
Dear Friend, the degree to which you continue in God’s Word is directly corollary to the level of change you will experience personally and the degree to which you will be able to be an Agent of change in someone else’s life.
Change needs an Agent; would that be you?