Turn Some Pages

ImageThis week while working on our new old church building my new friend Roger and I had the radio tuned in to the local classic rock station. We are both old school rockers at heart and we had a great time talking about how good music was back before you had to be “pretty” to get a song on the radio.

One day while I was varnishing some trim, a chorus from one particular song caught my attention. I believe that God has endowed every person with gifts and talents and even though a person may not be serving Him, there are times when they can say or write some profound things. The line that jumped out at me was from an old REO Speedwagon song, Roll With the Changes” and the chorus says:

“So, if you’re tired of the same old story, oh, baby, turn some pages 

I will be here when you are ready to roll with the changes, baby 

Roll with the changes”

I had this song stuck in my head all week long and I instantly knew there was a sermon in the making.

As humans we do not have the ability to remember every single day of our lives. We can only recall seasons or chapters of our lives. Our lives are in a constant state of change and even if we do nothing, time itself waits for no one and some things will change whether we like it or not. But, I believe there are times when God Himself will break into our lives and call us to change, to “turn some pages.”

For true change to happen there must first be a desire and a willingness on our part to seek and allow change. We must come to a place where we are “tired of the same old story.”

Sin really is the same old story over and over…fun for a season…heartache and misery in the end. Regrettably we often allow sin to run its course in our lives before we are willing to seek change. I know this from experience. Thankfully God has promised that “He will be there when we are ready to roll with the changes” that He has planned for us. He has a plan for each of our lives and he stands waiting for us to allow him to begin to write new and better chapters in our lives. We do not have the ability to truly turn the page on our own. We need him to give us a brand new life and a brand new start. Jesus died for us so we can “turn some pages” and begin anew.

Yesterday at Souls Refuge Church several people “turned some pages.” It was the most important page they will ever turn.  They accepted Jesus as their Savior and became Christ followers. Their decision will affect every other page of their lives. Jesus was there waiting when they were ready. Now He calls to them…

Keep on rollin’ (oh, yeah) 

Keep on rollin’ 

Roll with the changes (keep on rollin’) 

Keep on rollin’ (oh, yeah) 

Keep on rollin’ 

Oh, now roll with the changes (oh, baby) 

Keep on rollin’ (oh, baby) 

Keep on rollin’

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