Exchanged Life Spirituality



old_faithful_500As a grandparent I have enjoyed watching my children and their spouses sharpen their parenting skills.  I now better understand what an important influence parents have on the development of their children’s character.  As each year passes I see more and more of my children’s character manifested in my grandchildren.  A “Spiritually Exchanged Life” is somewhat similar.

But a child’s character is a blank page—nothing to remove and easy to fill.  A new Christian’s character is not blank--already full of self-centerness, and sin.  Transforming this old character to take on God’s character requires exchanging my view for God’s view, and a works-based relationship for a grace-based one.  This is what Paul means by having the same attitude as Christ. (Phil. 2:5)  The more Christ “ abides in us”, the more our character becomes Christ-like. And the more our actions become Christ’s actions.  “Exchanged Spirituality” is not easy.  Taking on the mind of Christ is a commitment we make when, by faith, we accept Christ’s death for our sin.  It requires daily effort.  It takes time.  And it is never complete.  But what a joy!

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Reflections to Consider

  • Paradigm Questions

    Paradigm Questions To which of the following commands of Christ’s do you only pay only lip service? Love your enemies Read More
  • Deliver us from Evil

    Spiritual warfare is something that few Christians, regardless of their denomination, are accustomed to thinking about, let alone engaging in. Read More
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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life

    The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life, by Hannah Whitehall Smith. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/smith_hw/secret.titlepage.html From Christian Classics website: Sometimes it just feels Read More
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Music

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Exchanged Reflection

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Exchanged Music

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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • April 16 Devotional: CH Spurgeon +

    "The precious blood of Christ."-1 Peter 1:19. Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and Read More
  • You are free +

    The Jesus who calmed a sea of deadly, stormy waves, whose arrival sent thousands of demons cringing and cowering to Read More
  • Earth as a Terrorist +

    On any given day it can seem as if Earth itself is a terrorist as grotesque shape-shiftings of the physical Read More
  • Even What They Have Will Be Taken Away: the movie Inception +

    When one considers the carnage wrought by us since our creation, the term humankind becomes a darkly bitter wordplay for Read More
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Gems

  • Home: a video clip of Going Home by Libera +

    What is home? Is it a house or something more? Is home where you grew up, where you live, or Read More
  • That nothing may be wasted--the back story of the film Hugo +

    With God, nothing is ever wasted. Every moment, every thought, every action that occurs within his creation sustains and nurtures Read More
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