“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” – Ezekiel 36:26
I have a Kindle that once in a while will lose its Wi-Fi connection, not because there is a problem with the Wi-Fi signal, but because the Kindle has stopped functioning as it was designed to function. The good news is that if I turn the Kindle off, then turn it back on again, it functions as it was designed to. I simply need to RESET or reboot it.
Most of you have probably had to reboot or reset your computer or some other electronic device at one time or another, in order to get it to function smoothly again. You hit the restart button and whatever was the problem, seems to get resolved.
To reset something is, literally to set it back to its original purpose and design. When one of our tech devices is functioning in less-than an optimal way, we can reset it so that whatever is stuck, gets unstuck, and all the connections can run smoothly again.
Sometimes we need a reset for our life and for our relationship with God. We find that we are not living as the Person God created us to be. When our life is functioning in a less than optimal way, we may need to reset it…so that our life functions the way God designed it to function. We need a reset!
The reset happens on the inside, where our deep seated cravings for significance and satisfaction live. It’s the part of us that longs for fulfillment. When we put our faith in something besides Jesus, like finances, or relationships, our job, power or success, or even ourselves, we find that our life does not function the way God designed it to function.
Here is the good news: Jesus offers a reset. During our February worship series on Sunday mornings we will learn how Jesus can reset our hearts, our minds, our voice and our hands.
Is something in your life functioning in a less than optimal way? Jesus offers to RESET our lives, to change us from the inside out so that we are living as the person God created us to be.
Please join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 beginning on February 10 for our four part series entitled RESET. (Credit goes to Pastor Nick Hall for ideas in this series.)
Grace and peace,