Ed Young Devotionals

    The Great Exchange

    Posted on Jan 20, 2018


    Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who is at work within you, giving you the will and the power to achieve His purpose.”


    This week we have been unpacking the ugly truth about dysfunction. The reality is that we all struggle with it in some form. We have begun to discover the extent of the baggage it creates, the destruction it causes, and how much it really costs us. We now know that to begin to change we must admit that we can’t change on our own. And while it is important to have this understanding and awareness, it is even more important to make a decision of what to do about it. The willpower to overcome the consequences of dysfunction doesn’t come easily. Admitting that we can’t change our dysfunction and only God can is a huge step in the right direction. However, we can’t change without an exchange. God has made the exchange available to us to change our lives through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Admitting our inability to change and asking Him to change us positions us to take a very important step toward change. God is offering to exchange our life of dysfunction for a life of forgiveness, mercy and grace through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now is the time to comply with God’s offer! Have you asked God to make that exchange in your life? Do it now and experience how God will use you for His purposes!


    Congratulations! You’ve given God control of making true and lasting change in your life. Let us help encourage you with resources and scripture to remind you of God’s truth for your life. Visit fellowshipchurch.com/adult-children-resources for some helpful resources. We look forward to seeing you at Fellowship Church this weekend!


    Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me enough to provide a way out of my dysfunction.  I know that I can’t change my dysfunction on my own. I know that only You can change me. I want to comply with Your offer to exchange my guilt for Your grace, my failures for Your forgiveness, and my mistakes for Your mercy through Jesus Christ. I give You control to work within me to give me the willpower to follow You in the purpose You have for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

    Topics: purpose, power