Friday, August 03, 2007

Savin Me - 2 - Fresh Start


Justin said...

Hey Dave,

Thanks for the blog. It reminds me of what was going on when I got back into a realationship with God. I had been doing my own thing for years until I was faced with how I was doing with God. For a long time I told myself that when I got my act together, I would get started on being a christian again. I actually told people that I didn't want to be a bad example of a christian and turn people off of God.I know, it's crazy right? As if God needs me to make Him look good.
Before it was over I found out a few things. (1) I can't take care of my problems myself. I can be open to God and commited to letting Him show me how to change. I can commit to doing what I know is right. But ultimately, God does the work. God changes the heart (2)My approach (change first- be christian later) well...that's just not faith. Faith says, "Ok God, I'm not acting like you want me to. I will open myself up to letting you change my heart. But if you don't change me then I can't do it myself."

Well I am still looking around at how much God changed so quickly. He cleared out the junk and still is. But He's not just building a new building. He's building a temple.(In my heart)

Keep the words comin'

Dave said...


Thanks for the comments! It seems so logical - if I got myself into this mess than I can get myself back out - yet I talk to so many people who say, "I don't want to do this or that, but I can't seem to stop."

It really is a faith issue to swallow your pride and ask God to help. The amazing thing is that's exactly what God is waiting for - us to simply allow Him to help us.

In the journey with you!