Sony’s Thoughts: Have You Been Changed?

For many people, Sunday is the day to get up in the morning, dress exceptionally nice and head to church. Afterward, however, instead of taking time to reflect on the message they heard and striving to draw closer to Christ, they go back to life as usual. Attending church seems to be nothing more than a ritual like eating breakfast or getting dressed in the morning.

Christ deserves better than that. When we get together with other Believers, we should be encouraging them in the ways of the Lord, we should be living a consecrated life ourselves so that we have something to give to others. When we attend church and then the rest of the week live like the world, talk like the world, and watch the movies the world watches, we are nothing more than hypocrites. No wonder we are not seeing Revival in our nation. The Spirit of God should flow through us to allow the conviction of God to reach souls. If that’s not happening, you should evaluate exactly what your relationship is with the Lord. Is He just something you put on Sunday morning, or is He a part of your every moment, leading you in the way you should go, and using you to reach people who don’t know Him?

Christianity is not something to make you feel good; it is a change of heart, a change of lifestyle. If you haven’t changed since you made a profession of faith, you have not been converted. The old man needs to be put to death so that the new man can begin to live. I know it’s challenging to say no to the many temptations that are all around us but thank God for His Spirit who gives us strength and makes a way of escape if we would just take it.

If you are one of those who are merely going through the motions but have not experienced a change in your life that only comes from the Father, please take time to get with God and ask Him to truly change you. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit so that you can live for Him. Life is short. People are dying daily. You don’t know how much time you have and you don’t know how much time those around you have. Sin may be pleasurable for a season but it ends in eternal death. You may have everyone around you fooled but you won’t fool God, who is waiting for you with arms wide open and will receive you as soon as you fully turn to Him. Not everyone may appreciate the change but you will not regret it.

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to keep Jesus first in everything you do!


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  1. Wow! Good stuff!

    • I agree.

  2. Great post. We wouldn’t have to see thousands of new “Christians” in our nation to a have a revival. All we need for revival is for those who claim the title of Christian to start living like Christ. We are living in a day where there are more people explaining why we fall and can’t help ourselves than there are people saying “I know temptation is strong but Jesus said go and sin no more.” Jesus said we know people by their fruits. It seems the more I know about most Christians the more I hope that their fruit doesn’t represent Christ, because if it does I’m disappointed in the man I call my savior.

    • Very well said. If we are truly Christ’s, we will resemble Him but you’re right that many who claim to bear His name don’t show it by the fruit they bear. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If MY PEOPLE which are called by MY NAME will humble themselves and pray, THEN will I hear from Heaven and will forget their sins and will heal their land.” It’s sad to me when those who call themselves Christians don’t see a need for the Christ they claim to serve.

  3. Great post, Sony! …And so true! 🙂