Navigating By GRACE
Text: Philippians 3:4-15 | Listen to Message
How Do You Feel About Change?
Some change is inevitable and even unpreventable. You’re going to get older, the weather’s going to turn warmer next Spring, and the cutting edge inventions of today will be obsolete in a few short years. These and millions of other changes are going to happen whether you like it or not.
But what about the kind of changes that you can control? Are you the kind of person who likes change just for the sake of change? Or are you resistant to change? Are you guilty of what C.S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery,” where you automatically assume the old is inherently inferior to the new? Or are you guilty of nostalgia, where you do just the opposite and you assume the past was better than the present – and you’re always trying to get back to “the good ole days”?
How do you navigate change – both the kind you can control and the other kind? What core values light the path ahead of you so that you’re certain you’re changing for the better? For example, as you set New Year’s resolutions, what fundamental beliefs and convictions are giving shape to your decision to try to change in those particular ways?
At Grace City Denver, our resolutions are shaped by our five core values that make up the acronym GRACE:
Rule of Scripture
How could these values help you navigate your own decisions, priorities, and goals?