Devotional for Oct 17

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Meditate On

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6

Jesus Brings Real Change

Ever tried to change a person you care about? What we need to realize is that people are not transformed by threats or intimidation. Neither are they transformed by nagging or wheedling. Only God can truly transform a person.

My friend, what all the nagging, threatening or wheedling in the world cannot do, Jesus can. And when Jesus transforms a person, it’s the real thing. It’s not behavior modification, but heart transformation—from inside out!

All our self-efforts to try to change a person won’t work. Change that is brought about by our machinations and manipulation won’t last. Maybe you have been nagging at a loved one, trying to change him or her for the better, but with no results, and you are getting frustrated, anxious and desperate. The best thing you can do is to let go and let God handle it. Stop nagging and bring the matter to God in prayer, and watch Him do a deep and perfect work in your loved one that will astound you!

Joseph Prince

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