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CHANGE: Change Agent

“Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! “[2 Corinthians 5:17]
We cannot talk about change without discussing the biggest change of all: becoming a new creation in Christ. True and lasting change can only come about by one source: Jesus Christ, for He is our Change Agent.  A change agent is someone who "alters human capability or organizational systems to achieve a higher degree of output or self actualization. Beginning with the end in mind, the goal of a change agent is obviously to make changes that stick. The result of change agent activity is to enable people to do more, or find a new and better perspective on life" (Dennis Stevenson). 
Our hearts as humans would remain hearts of stone without Jesus stepping into our existence and changing the course of history like never before. Jesus Christ was cer…

CHANGE: Tackling Fear

“I will not leave you nor forsake you…only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” [Joshua 7:5a-7; 9]
In the scriptures, Joshua is Moses’ assistant and was tutored in the way of battle by Moses, amongst other things; but when Moses died, Joshua was called to take over the task of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, a very huge undertaking I imagine. I’m sure he felt fear at the responsibility that seemed thrust upon him, and God knew this, allaying Joshua’s fear with the command to be of good courage, not be afraid or dismayed; and the promise of guidance and companionship.
God is saying that to you as well, “Be strong and very courageous, do not fear or be dismayed…”. Like Joshua, fear might be invading your heart at the prospect of sudden change in a si…

The Bridge

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"Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me." - John 14:6
"Uhhhh...I thought you said it didn't matter what route we took, we would all get to our destination", she said, unsure. "Well...that's what I was told. Why, what's the problem?" He asked, coming up behind her "What is that?" she asked, pointing below to the deep and wide fissure interrupting the path to their destination "Oh!", He said in dismay. There doesn't seem to be a way around it. I wonder what we...", He said, trailing off when he saw a group of people a few yards ahead making their way across the fissure. "How are you all doing that?", He called out to them.  "It's not us", they responded. "It seems like a way has already been made for us", one said.  "Really?", he said, walking towards the group. He looked down and to his amazement, he didn'…