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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Change Is Possible, But We Need God

We have talked about how parents must change, so that they are able to be a secure attachment figure for their children.

Romans 8:29 says: “Our purposes is to become like Jesus.” That is, be transformed into His likeness.

Romans 12:2 says: “Do not conform to the pattern of this wo
rld, 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.”

Psalm 51 tells us that we need the Holy Spirit in order to be transformed.

That is, receive a new heart. We need to ask God to help us to do that. The molding and shaping of our heart cannot simply be done by willpower. Have you ever used willpower to stop diarrhea? Hopefully that is not too graphic, but it illustrates the point.

We first have to become willing to be open to the Holy Spirit. We don’t have to figure out how to change ourselves. We can’t change our personalities. We can’t change our blueprints by ourselves.

We are not designed to be able to make such changes on our own, but we all have hope through the Word of God.


Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.

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