5. Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church
Day one of a seven-day devotional
Where do I start?
Take your everyday, ordinary life your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (MSG)
The very first step toward change is to believe that you can. You don't have to stay the way you are because God is a God of change and transformation. He can bring change to your life and bring the best out of you.
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