Senior Pastor’s Devotional
7 July 2020 | Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly.”
“Change” This prospect can be very threatening.
Sometimes we unknowingly choose to become ineffective, remain irrelevant, or even decline or deteriorate rather than change…..all because “we have been doing it this way all these years!”
It happens with individuals, marriages, businesses, organizations, and unfortunately with some churches. Even the “church” people of Christ’s day who were looking for and expecting the promised Messiah didn’t accept him when he came because he didn’t come the way they expected him to come, nor did he do what they wanted or expected him to do (that is, overthrow the oppressing Roman rule). Consequently, they rejected Christ, the Messiah, and clung to their irrelevant religious traditions.
Traditions and rituals are effective as long as they are relevant. While truth never changes, times change as do the needs of people, so when our traditions or methods are no longer relevant, we need to be open to change; that is, creative and productive change—not just change for change’s sake.
The same principle applies to our personal and family life. If I want to see change, and deal with those things which isn’t working—I need to make some creative and relevant changes.
As the saying goes, Nothing changes if nothing changes, and if I keep doing what I’ve always done, I’ll keep getting what I’ve always got, and will keep feeling what I always felt.”
In such a time like this – we were forced to adapt to new realities. May we adapt and be open to change!
Pr Lawrence Yap.