As we come to the end of the week of devotions, we read the last part of a two-day series written by Pastor Trent Morgan. This week I have been sharing the first 7 days of a 21 day devotional made available at Grace Community Church. It was produced by Pastor Charissa Morgan and written by her and other co-laborers in her family in Christ. She shares that it is commonly thought to take 21 days to make or break a habit. She is believing that this devotional will be the launching pad God uses in individual lives to catapult each one into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you are interested is seeing the remaining days of our 21 Day Devotional, you can pick up a copy at the church, or you can visit Grace Community Church Facebook page each day for the next two weeks where they will be posted following this link: https://www.facebook.com/GraceCommunitySalem/
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Day 6: Changing Your Season – Part 2
By Pastor Trent Morgan
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9
Earth’s seasons; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, are beyond human control. Instead, our bodies adapt to the season. We have family in the state of Florida. When they come and visit us, we could have a nice sunny day that we’re all wearing light jackets, while they’re dressed as if they’re in Alaska! Their bodies hadn’t had time to adapt to the environment. Within the sensory system of our body, we’re told to change or adapt to our surroundings.
The same is true when speaking of the inner person of your life. When the spiritual environment of your life begins to grow cold and weary due to the attacks of Satan, and that attack collides with your inner man, too often we collapse and adapt to whatever the spiritual environment is! I propose to you that we have the power within us to force the spiritual elements or season to adapt to who we are in Christ, instead of the other way around! In essence you have within you the power to create the seasons your spirit feels!
Matthew 5:9 gives insight to this when it says, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God”. Did you see the word peacemaker? This would suggest that the power of creation through Jesus Christ still works within us and is purposeful to change the season of depression, anger, hatred, sickness or the season of _________(fill in the blank) you have been living through. The Jesus in you can not only keep you safe from the elements of your problem, but He can cause the man or woman of faith to rise up and speak CHANGE to the elements you’ve been waking up in for too long!
Remember when Jesus spoke to the sea’s storm that was about to overtake the disciples? That’s the Jesus in you! And the storms that have robbed you of joy and peace, and the clouds that have kept you in the dark are about to find the brightness of Jesus breaking through! This penetration of light that pierces the darkness isn’t going to be from outside of you, it’s got to come from within you! Because greater is He that is IN YOU than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4) Let Jesus change your season from the inside out!