Growing in trust
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
“We have real difficulty here because everyone thinks of changing the world, but where, oh where, are those who think of changing themselves? – People may genuinely want to be good, but seldom are they prepared to do what it takes to produce the inward life of goodness that can form the soul. Personal formation into the likeness of Christ is arduous and lifelong.” Richard Foster
There words were written many years ago but they have a wonderful resonance with us today. The world is changing and all manner of people (even us!) are projecting our hopes and dreams onto what this world that is changing – the ‘new normal’ – might be. However, let’s no neglect the change which is happening within and the new creation which God is making out of each of us. Let us submit ourselves to the transforming work of the Spirit – dealing with unhelpful habits, learning to pray and hear God speak through the Bible, growing in trust of God’s ways and not our own.