We all look for it in the folks we minister to. We want to see people transformed by the amazing Gospel of Christ. We pour ourselves out in ministry in order to see someone’s entire world revolutionized by the grace of God.
But if you’re anything like me, there are times when, in your heart of hearts, you step back and wonder, “Does anybody ever really change?” All around me, I see people doing the same old stuff, stumbling into the same old sins. Yet the Bible promises quite a different reality. The Spirit of God lives and works in the hearts of believers to make them more and more like Christ. God promises to make us “oaks of righteousness” (Isa. 61:3). So why don’t I always see it happening?
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