I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote over the past few days, “God will take you as you are, but the gospel demands change – grace demands change” Todd White. (since I posted this in my Friday favorites).
It has made me think about how it can often be perceived that you have to “change” to be a Christian. That there are all these strict rules you have to follow or that you have to change your whole life to live this “new” way.
I don’t think it’s about having to change just because you’ve found Jesus.
I think it’s because you HAVE changed, that everything else ends up flowing from that.
You want to live your life better, you want to treat others better, to treat yourself better and BE better – because you have been saved and you know that God loves you!
It’s no less than life changing in the best possible way. Especially so because you just keep changing for the rest of your life because Christ keeps growing within you!!!
It’s not complicated, it’s actually really simple. It’s about kindness, empathy, gentleness and treating others as you want to be treated.
It’s a wonderful feeling of being reinvigorated daily. To keep trying to be the best version of yourself as possible because you have God in your life.