Enjoy the Change….

 Enjoy the Change!  Have you ever heard that phrase?  Some people try to avoid change.  Now that I’m 48, I’m thinking we better get used to it.  The only constant in our world(besides Jesus) seems to be change.  Our world, our country, our leaders, our economy, our church, our families and ourselves—all of them keep changing.  Speaking of change, you should see the skin under my eyes…..well, maybe you shouldn’t. 

 Change is going to happen.  We simply can’t stop it.

Brian, my husband, has said to our children Zoe and Luke, on occasion, “I think we’re just going to stop you from growing any older and keep you at this age forever.”  The kids used to look at him like, “Is this possible?”

Now that they are the ripe old age of 6, they have figured out this is not possible and they just say, “naaaaaa.”

They know we cannot really keep them from growing older.   The truth is, they will keep changing.  (and we better enjoy it!)

 My prayer is that as we change, we are changing for the better

 May we draw closer to Christ and not further away from Him.  May we continue to be learners and not grow tired of the process.  May we face each new day with excitement of what God might do!

May we enjoy the changes in our families.  May we enjoy the things we can about growing older.  May we enjoy the wisdom we gain as we grow older.  May we learn to enjoy the seasons of life.  May we enjoy the things God teaches us…even when they are not easy.

 May we enjoy the change!



Author: Thora Anderson

Pastor, wife, daughter, sister, friend, Recovering worrier, Thinker, Mother of two teenagers. I've been in ministry for over 30 years and count that as huge success.

2 thoughts on “Enjoy the Change….”

  1. Amen! May we humble ourselves in selfless submission to accept the will of our Father in heaven, and be “flexible.” Looking forward to the changes God has in store for us all. His will be done! Thank you, Thora 🙂

  2. I agree with you. One thing that enables our children to be so joyful and innocent is that they live in expectancy. They just can’t wait to see what happens next. Unfortunately as adults, our expectancy all to often becomes expectation and we miss out on what happens next by waiting for what we think should happen. I have been convicted of that recently and today have been shown that I need to find joy in change rather than fearing it. Thank you, Thora, and thank You, Father for the beautiful ways that you speak to me.

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