Devotional for the week – Sunday, October 1, 2023
We are like clay, and you are the potter; your hands made us all.
Isaiah 64:8
     God wants us to be just like Jesus.
     Isn’t that good news?  You aren’t stuck with today’s personality.  You aren’t condemned to “grumpydom.”  You are tweakable.  Even if you’ve worried each day of your life, you needn’t worry the rest of your life.  So what if you were born a bigot?  You don’t have to die one.
     Where did we get the idea, we can’t change?  From whence come statements such as, “It’s just my nature to worry” or “I’ll always be pessimistic.  I’m just that way”.  Who says?  Would we make similar statements about our bodies?  “It’s just my nature to have a broken leg.  I can’t do anything about it.”  Of course not.  If our bodies malfunction, we seek help.  Shouldn’t we do the same with our hearts?  Shouldn’t we seek aid for our sour attitudes?  Can’t we request treatment for our selfish tirades?  Of course we can.  Jesus can change our hearts.  He wants us to have a heart like His.
From Grace for the Moment (Vol.1) 
By Max Lucado