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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, February 28, 2016
Today’s scripture reading:
The phrase “weak mortal bodies” does not imply any negative attitude toward the human body. However, the bodies we will receive when we are raised from the dead will be glorious, like Christ’s resurrected body. Those who struggle with pain, physical limitations, or disabilities can have wonderful hope in the resurrection. (NLT)
Philippians 3:20-21 – But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take these weak mortal bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same mighty power that he will use to conquer everything, everywhere.
Be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God. – Romans 12:2 (NRSV)
Here is a portion of Colin D. Harbach’s (Cumbria, England) story:
“. . . Resistance to change has often been a divisive stumbling block for both church and society. Change may not always be good, but our life in Christ is a journey through change. Through God’s renewing grace we reflect our new life in Christ in our thoughts and attitudes. As we mature in faith, life becomes a day-by-day transformation into the likeness of Christ.
“. . . When we embrace change we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us, helping us to mature spiritually.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will welcome changes that come from drawing close to Jesus.
Prayer: Dear God, keep changing us. Renew our hearts and minds constantly. Help us to have openness and wisdom in the face of every change. Amen.
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