After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them,
i am now willing to let god change me.
I. DON’T TAKE GOD FOR GRANTED
God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him. When I got my act together, He gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways He works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step.
The Lord rewarded me for doing right and being pure. For I have followed his commands and have not sinned by turning back from following him. I kept a close watch on all his laws; I did not refuse a single one. I did my best to keep them all, holding myself back from doing wrong. Psalms 18:20-23 TLB
II. SEE THINGS FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE
Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective. Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life.
Let heaven fill your thoughts; don’t spend your time worrying about things down here. You should have as little desire for this world as a dead person does. Your real life is in heaven with Christ and God. Colossians 3:2-3
III. DON’T TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED
Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in the kitchen and workplace and on the streets.
Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to him. Hebrews 13:16