I've been thinking about change...


Because I have been contemplating transformational change, thoughts about how this happens have been rolling around in my head for several months.

Discovering what motivates the heart of an individual is a tricky challenge. But, I believe God knows the key to motivation for each of His children and He is the expert at revealing, to those of us who are watching, what it will take to stir someone up!

My role in assisting with transformational change over the years has been to be a prepared and available vessel for God to use to connect to this deep pool of motivation in whatever way He deems necessary.

Is it hope?
Is it possibility?
It is being believed in?
Is it compassion?
Is it removing obstacles?
Is it confrontation?
Is it a dose of reality?
Is it shocking them?
Is it knowledge?
Is it freedom from distortion?
Is it revealing lies?
Is it, patient, on-going repetition of the truth?

Before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He said in John 14 verse 16, "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, but it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you." It is the mysterious work of the Spirit that confirms a truth so deeply that it rocks an individual down to their soul!

It is evident when the connection or heart spark (where God's heart is revealed and an individual's heart is exposed - a combustion of both hearts colliding over the same truth at the same time) has occurred because it is like witnessing a lightening strike. Romans 8 verse 16 says, "The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God." In the moment of truth, the heart spark shocks the heart into motion or back into rhythm and the light reveals the source of the power so that there is no misunderstanding that it is the work of God!

I live to participate in this process of transformational change and the pure exhilaration keeps me coming back for more!