“I’ve been changed. I’ve been saved; I can feel it now. Brand new day; I believe it. I’ve been changed; oh, I believe. Tell me why would I turn back now? There’s no end to the love I’ve found. Future’s bright, and there ain’t no doubt. I’ve been changed.”

What a changed-life story we hear in this song! Listen to the joy in Jordan Feliz’ voice and feel it in the music—he is full of hope because he has found the love of Christ and it has changed his life. He experienced the transformation from being lost to being found. He knows his future is bright, no matter what it holds, because he has the Lord by his side. What about you? Has your life been changed like this—or do you need to recommit or commit for the first time to inviting Jesus into your life? Take action and he will begin the changes that will give you hope. It is just a prayer today. Your brand new day can start right now. Your future is bright, too!

Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”

Questions: How have you been changed since that moment when you chose to believe? What do you want your “brand new day” to look like? What is the most important thing that could change to make your future bright?

Prayer Power: Lord, I need to be changed by you. Help me to trust you and believe that you will guide me to a future that is bright as I trust in you. Amen.

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Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.

Contact Jeannie at jeannie@bodyandsoul.org

“Can you hear the sound of a life changing, the sound of a dream that’s waking up inside? Can you hear the song of a new beginning? Amazing grace, how sweet the sound of a life changing…could this be your defining moment, the moment you decide to cross that line and leave the past behind?”

Is there something changing in your life, and you are doing your best to keep up with it, wrap your head around it, and deal with it? Let me encourage you to surrender to it, let it go and allow God to be in control of it. When you do, the sound of your life changing will be the sweet sound of God’s grace at work, molding and shaping you into his image. Do you have a dream that is waking up inside, a change has not yet happened, but you want it to? What about letting God transform your striving for it into his grace-filled guidance? Take one step at a time toward your dream, with your hand in God’s. Maybe you are in need of a spiritual transformation.

Will you pray and take the step to say “I believe,” accepting Jesus as your Savior and Lord? Your life can be transformed from fear to faith and worry to trust as your life changes from being lost to being “found” by Jesus. This spiritual transformation will give you hope and a peace that passes understanding. I hear the sound of a life changing, the sweet sound of God’s amazing grace at work in your life!

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Questions: Are you in the middle of a life-change right now? Do you have a dream that is waking up inside of you today? Are you in need of a spiritual transformation? Will you allow God’s amazing grace to guide you through the changes that are coming in your life?

Prayer Power: Dear Lord, help me to seek you, listen to you and trust you as my life is changing. Thank you for your sweet, amazing grace that is ever-present, giving me peace and hope. Amen.

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Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.

Contact Jeannie at jeannie@bodyandsoul.org

“Even when it feels like my world is shaken. Even when I’ve had all that I can take, I know, you never let me go. And even when the waters won’t stop rising, even when I’m caught in the dead of night, I know, no matter how it ends, you’re with me even then…And even in the midst of the struggle, and even when it’s hard to remember, you alone are my defense. When I’m standing on your promises I know that even in the thick of the battle, and even through the valley of the shadows, you alone are my defense.”

Our world can get shaken by many things — health challenges, loved ones who struggle, financial problems, relational pain—and more. But, as this song says, God does not let us go: he is with us, in the middle of all of our life struggles. He can transform us from worry to trust and fear to faith if we cling to his precious promises, given to us in his love letter the Bible. In the thick of life’s battles we can count on him. We can reach out to him in prayer—even prayers of lament, as David did in the psalms. And like David, after sharing your pain and concerns with God, don’t forget to praise him. Express your trust and your belief. God is the mender of broken people. He is our fortress in the storms of life. He alone is our defense.

Psalm 5:1-3, 11-12 “Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my king and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly…let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”

Questions: Is something shaking up your world right now? What promises will you stand on, as God transforms you from worry to trust and fear to faith?

Prayer Power: Dear Lord, thank you for being with me, fighting for me in the middle of the battles and the struggles in my life. Help me to always remember that when my world is shaking you are with me—even then. Amen.

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Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.

Contact Jeannie at jeannie@bodyandsoul.org