The other day, I was filling up my water bottle with ice and noticed some of my ice cubes had began to clump together. I picked up a chunk and realized it couldn’t possibly fit in my bottle. “It just needs to melt a little bit.” I told myself. As I looked at it, I noticed it had taken the shape of a heart.
Have you ever gone through a period of frozen-ness? A period where you resisted any changes in form? I have. I spent years with a heart frozen solid, unable to be used by God. The more I let God in, the more His light was able to melt me so I could fit into His plan.
Change is not always easy, especially for me. Truthfully though, refusing to change can alter the whole course of your life; it could ruin your life and God’s plans.
The thing about ice, it’s that one degree difference that can literally alter it’s entire form.
If we can hope, we can change. It starts with a thought, a willingness to change and a willingness to let the Holy Spirit work in your life. The change is a result of something as small as a one degree shift in your thought process.
I can remember the exact moment I changed form; I made up my mind to be different. It stemmed from a desire to be free, and I knew there was only one way to true freedom. My freedom began when I decided to stop putting things in my body that God never intended to be there. It was then and only then that God was able to strip me of all my addictions. See, when we are freed from addiction, all addiction, we change forms, and God is then able to use us effectively.
There are many ways to melt an ice cube. You can set it on the sidewalk on a hot summer day, you can put it under a hair dryer, you can even hold it in the palm of your hand. Likewise, there’s many ways we as humans are able to change forms so that God can use us—breaking free from addictions, choosing to walk in faith, learning to love yourself and others—just to name a few. Ultimately though, the process of transformation begins with a simple thought, a choice, a one degree shift to transform your ice cold heart into living water.
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