Brother, Can you Spare a Dime was an old song sung during the Depression era when people valued and prayed for every nickel and dime they had. Even though there’s a big push towards a cashless society, we still like our folding money and jingling coins. Danny and I have a huge water jug that we collect change in. When it gets full, that money will be turned in for Run for the Son missions’ effort. We enjoy seeing the nickels dimes and quarters along with pennies inching their way to the top. Danny enjoys giving good tips and telling the waitress to keep the change when we dine out. The grandkids all love getting quarters from us when we’re at the discount store so they can get bubble gum or try to retrieve a toy via one of the games. I can still hear my daddy rattling the change in his pocket. Danny also likes to pick up pennies on the sidewalk and in parking lots. It’s money and five pennies equals a nickel he says. It’s really hard to believe people will throw away pennies, discard them as though they are worthless. The most recent time change is hard to deal with in the morning, but it sure is nice in the evening.
Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is everywhere. Give someone cash and you’ll generally always get change back. Color your hair and a big change happens. Drive a little slower and your gas mileage will change for sure. Take vitamins and your fingernails change – they get stronger and grow faster. Have a cold? Take your medicine and the symptoms subside and you get well faster. Paint a room and the change is dramatic!
Maybe you’d like to have more change. You wish that you could repair your mistakes, forget your regrets or balance your life account to quit being in the red. You’re thinking you overspent your chances at mercy and grace and there’s no way to get anything back that’s worth having. Hold on! God’s mercies are new every morning and His grace extends to thousands of generations.
You may be reading this and thinking, “I don’t WANT change!” You’re tired of people being fickle and life handing you lemons. You wonder why things can’t just stay the same. You don’t want to have any changes, you like things just the way they are. You live for the old days when things were simpler and life was easier. You fear tomorrow because you don’t know what’s there. Hold on, there’s no need to fear for God is in your tomorrows!
Oh beloved, it’s time to make friends with change! Change will help you grow in faith. Don’t fear the outcome for God is making a way for you where you can’t see the way. Life may appear to be a foggy road ahead, but God will clear out the things that are holding you back. His Truth is your vehicle to forge into the future with gusto! Whether you want change or fear it, God Has wonderful plans for your future. While some changes are not good in themselves, God can be trusted to keep you safe and He will cause you to grow in Grace! God uses each change to increase your Knowledge of Him! Believe His way is the best road and love your life in Christ!
The greatest change you will ever experience is the change God makes when you yield yourself totally to Him. If He can change a heart to belong to Him, then He can surely take your yesterdays, todays and tomorrows and change them into a life that displays His glorious mercy and grace! God loves you always and forever beloved and He’s for you eternally and that’s something you can never change!
Ezekiel 36:26-27 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put My Spirit in you so that you will follow My decrees and be careful to obey My regulations. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow My decrees and be careful to obey My regulations.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
2 Corinthians 3:18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. (Amplified Bible)