Grabbing the warm furry blanket off the arm of the couch I snuggle in and turn on the TV. It’s 7pm on Tuesday night and I’m all ready to go. Blanket – check, fluffy pillows – check, glass of cold water – check, TV remote – check, full box of Kleenex – check! I’m ready for another episode of The Biggest Loser.
Yes, it’s true. I’m addicted to watching The Biggest Loser. And yes, it’s true. Everytime I watch it I cry like the baby I’m about to give birth to. I don’t mean one glistening tear rolling gracefully down my cheek either. I mean full blown weeping. Sometimes a sob or two even escape my lips as I watch through tear-filled eyes. I’m talking using at least a dozen kleenexes to keep the mascara from pooling with the snot in a big puddle on my pregnant belly! It’s actually quite something. And as my husband looks over at me warily I say to him, through broken sobs “I’m just so proud of how their changing their lives!” He smiles and nods and hands me another box of Kleenex.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking – “crazy pregnant lady”. And though that is partially true (or very true if you’re asking my husband) I really love seeing life-change. It reminds me that anything is possible and motivates me to continue encouraging others to dream with God for a life beyond all they could ask or imagine. The most dramatic change we see on The Biggest Loser is a physical change. But I’m believing God for that kind of radical change on the inside. Not only in those I have the amazing opportunity to speak to, but in myself! I want to see Him change lives and I want to be apart of it. What could be more exciting?
This is what Jesus is all about. As he walked the earth, all who encountered him experienced dramatic life change – both outwardly (healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons) and inwardly (leaving thier jobs, families, friends and following him). And Jesus still works this way today – through the power of His Spirit. Check this out:
John 14:12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, becuase I am going to the Father”.
Pretty amazing. We can be apart of bringing the same kind of life-change Jesus brought, and even greater life-change. Yet I have to wonder, is this true in my life? Have I seen this type of radical change in the lives of those around me? And if not, how can I be more in tune with the Spirit of God and in line with His will so I will?