During this crisis season we can either just wait for things to get back to normal or we can consider what opportunities we have to see Jesus at work in our own lives.
Crisis precedes transformation. You probably have observed in your own life that your moment of transformation was preceded with some sort of a crisis. Many of us have seen our lives change after a crisis in our life. For most people change won’t just happen for them until when they go through some sort of a crisis before they consider changing.
Even though a crisis can precede change, change won’t just happen because you went through a crisis. You still need to make a choice to choose change. The reality is that God’s truth won’t have an effect on our lives if we do not respond in obedience to God’s truth. You can’t just WISH yourself into change, you have to WILL yourself into change.
In this sermon Pastor Humphreys speaks from 2 Corinthians 7:8-10 about choosing change.
2 Corinthians 7:8-10
8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— 9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.