I've been praying for God to change me lately. I want real change though. From the inside out. Not the kind of superficial change that comes and goes on a whim. I want deep down, radical change in my life. I want to be wide open so that people will know that I love the Lord. I want others to see that love and desire it for themselves. So I've been praying for change. Extreme change.
I was listening to Jason Upton the other day. His music brings such devotion. It will put you right at the feet of Jesus. Check him out sometime at http://www.jasonupton.com/. Anyway, his newest album has a song called "In the Beginning." This song really speaks volumes to me yet it only contains a few words. It essentially tells us to call on God and He will give us peace which we cannot know on our own. I've begun to realize that it isn't the kind of call that we make when we are sick or diseased but a constant daily call on God to help us with each decision that we make and each word that we speak. As I listened to the words of this song, I began to search out the verse in the Bible that was behind the words. I came to Jeremiah 33:3, which I believe I will take as my life verse. Jeremiah 33:3 is God speaking to Jeremiah and He says "'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." At this time, Jeremiah was imprisoned by Zedekiah, King of Judah, and God was speaking to him about the current situation in Judah. He was promising restoration to Judah and Israel.
I believe that He is promising restoration to us all. I want to be restored to the purpose of my being and that is to bring glory to God. I want to be restored to my relationships, my thoughts, my deeds, and myself. I want to see our country restored. Pray with me for this restoration. Call on God and He will tell you things you have not known on your own. Call on God and He will change you from the inside out. That is my prayer. Pray with me.