Monday, August 1, 2011


“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved” (Matt 9:17, HCSB).

Change is difficult, even when it is the right thing to do. Sometimes as a ministry leader, we need to lead change. In fact, change is a necessary part of the Christian life. We are to change to be more Christlike, we are to change our desires for God's desires, and we need to adapt to change that happens in relationships and in ministries. No one ever said it was easy.

As I look at the changes going on in my own life right now, I'm reminded of the points in my Women Leading Women chapter (14) on change:

  1. Seek God and His Timing
  2. Seek Wise Counsel
  3. Set the Direction
  4. Share the Changes
  5. Choose to Change
  6. Continue to Change

The challenge of the change IS the change. Whatever we are going through, we just need to continue to seek God and continue to seek Him through each step of the way. The good news is: He is faithful! He will continue to be there as we continue to change to be like Christ.

You know you are loved,