Thought for the month – October 2019

At this time of year, we notice the leaves on trees change colour from their usual green to a whole variety of yellows, browns, oranges and reds.

The trees are getting ready to drop them all. But what a beautiful sight it is!

Do you like change?

Not many of us do, as we like to be settled, comfortable and in control.

But God desires that we all change, and He will help us.

1. We need to be Born again, Repent and Be saved from our sin.

Acts 17v30 “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent.”

The leaves are dropping and going to wither and die, and we will too one day! Have you been born again, repented/changed/turned round your mind and view of God to see He gave his son to die for you?

2. We need to be a good disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ

So, we may need to make some changes (large and/or small) to allow God to change and shape us how He desires!

The leaves have all served their purpose in life and given their all, have you?

Romans 12v2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

3. We all at times suffer trials/difficulties that can make us worry

Leaves change colour and how they look and we at times may change like that, but do we ever doubt God? Is He there or has He changed?

The Bible is very clear on this and we read that God does care, God does love us, God knows all about us and God will never change.

Micah 3v6 “For I the LORD do not change.”

Hebrews 13v8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever.”

So, when you see the leaves all changing colour and beginning to drop remember we all need CHANGE = Be Saved, Live for Jesus, God never changes!!!

David Brown, Young Christians’ Camp