Archive for May 29, 2021

Can politics or politicians change the world for the better? I kind of think if they could they would have done it already?

Can I change hearts and minds by my words and my wisdom, alone? Maybe in small ways, but I doubt it.

Will anyone’s mind really be changed on any of the issues that are threatening our world by persuasive arguments? That rarely ever happens.

Will a meme or a social media post or even a blog post such as this one really be effective at turning back the darkness? I suppose it could happen, but more than likely it will only serve to further polarize.

What I am seeing over and over again is failure and frustration brought about by the best efforts of men.

I’m reminded of Andy Andrews’ saying that “You are where you are as a result of your “best thinking!”

He’s right and it all seems really hopeless, but it’s not.

You see there is a force for good, a way of thinking and of life that truly does change lives and change people.

It’s the Gospel—The good news of Jesus Christ! It’s not just simple human wisdom, though it is wisdom from the source of all wisdom. It is empowered by the Holy Spirit of God. It changes hearts and minds and lives. It has the power to transform people and transformed people transform society, but it’s more than that. The Gospel has the power to transform eternity. Friends we look to everything else, in hopes that humanity will miraculously fix itself. We hear things like follow your heart, which sounds like great advice, except for one thing—Jeremiah 17:9 reminds us, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? (NLT)” If that is the case, and I believe it is, even following your heart is not going to get it done. We need to submit to the heart of God and follow His heart, and His heart is best expressed in the Gospel. It seems we’ve tried everything else. Maybe it’s time we try the Gospel.

Use your God given creativity to take the unchanging message of the Gospel to an ever changing world. How about if we changed the world in a positive way for a change?

Changed hearts change lives, changed lives change the world. The Gospel changed hearts.

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…”

Check out this song for a little inspiration.