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Dr. Barker’s Dental Devotion: Change is Good

Dentist Joseph Barker Sorry for the delay of the last two months. We have been through major changes here in our office with internet upgrades and other administrative changes during this time. Since I am creature of habit, I don’t do well with change. I don’t know many people who like change. However, I do believe change can be a good thing. Change is how we grow in life. I definitely can see the change in my life since I met Jesus. He changed my life. He changed my heart. He is continuing to change my life to be more like Him. I certainly have a long way to go, but He is my guide and my Comforter. As I sit here reflecting on the change in my life, I think about all of these ordinary people in the Bible who have had the Lord change their lives. I think about Abraham, Noah, and Moses. I think about King David and King Solomon. I think about James and John, and Peter and Andrew who were fishermen and left it all to follow Jesus. When Jesus draws us to Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit, a glorious change is coming to our lives. When we accept Him as Lord and Savior, change is coming. We begin to bear fruit and that is evidence of the Father working in our life. During this time, our Savior begins to mold and shape us into the Christian person he desires for us to be. 2 Cor. 5:17 NASB says, “ 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, [a]he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” Don’t you see, Christ changes us. He changes you and He changes me. I ask you today, have you let Christ come into your life and change you? Have you become a new creation? If yes, then praise God; If no, then, you can ask Christ into your life and He can change your entire world. So once again, I’m sorry for the delay in the Dental Devotions. We have made changes here in the office, but they don’t ever compare to the change the Lord can make in your life.