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Friday, July 18, 2014

Try It You'll Like It

For those of you my age you'll remember the 
commercial about these kids trying a new cereal. They didn't want to be the first to eat it so they gave it to "Mikey" (who never likes anything). Mikey takes a bite smiles and continues to devour the whole bowl of cereal. It reminded us of the saying, "Try it you'll like it!"

I don't think people differ too much today - we still don't like change. We mostly just tolerate it. My life has changed a lot in the last five weeks. Our new normal includes chemo and radiation treatments for my wife daily. I don't like it, and she doesn't either. 

What we can "like" is how God is faithful, the support of family, love of friends, and a renewed focus on our health. I do not wish sickness or trouble on anyone, but why not allow yourself the willingness to see things different. Change your heart, mind, thinking, attitudes, words, habits, and focus. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

We are told that when life gives you lemons make lemonade. By embracing change you can approach it with the attitude,  God going to do great things with this! We don't have to understand or like it, but we must trust God. Try it (change) - God will like it (and you should too).