Changeless

God never changes.  Therefore, as He was in the beginning, so He is today.

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John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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How wonderful it is to know that our God NEVER changes.  As I now approach the completion of 71 years of living, I can assure you that I have changed, much, and in almost every way.  The closest things to me have changed much, and in almost every way.  That would include immediate family, extended family, friends, acquaintances, work and professional relationships, and my work and professional extensions of myself.  I have grown in Christ, domestic life, ministry, and the manner in which I enjoy the many pleasures of life extended to me over my lifetime.  I have lived in different abodes, traveled to many different countries, ministered all around the globe, improved in lifestyle, and engaged in many blessed, and prayerfully, highly edifying activities that I never imagined as a young man.  Change, change, so much change.

And yet it all that change, there is one absolute constant.  I cite it my Text for Today.  God has NEVER changed.  In that statement, I refer to Father, Son (He being the Word made flesh, and Holy Spirit.  He is the constant in my life to which the growth, blessing, loves, and work of my life are inextricably attached.  I do not measure my success in any arena of life to my own metrics, nor to those of any other human being.  I measure who I am, what I have done, and what I believe I can yet do to Him, and to Him alone.  To establish my own metrics, or to use any metric other than the Lord would be to use a flawed system of measurement that would leave me with a false understanding of who I am.  ONLY His metric remains absolutely steadfast, unshaken, unmovable, and unalterable.

It is within that metric for life that I choose to live.  I believe God.  I believe whatever God says.  I believe His written Word.  I believe the Lord Jesus.  I believe the leadership, voice, and promptings of Holy Spirit to always be accurate and timely.  I believe that God will do precisely what He says He will do.  I have faith in God.  My faith is not in man, man’s institutions, man’s systems, or man’s ideologies.  My faith is built upon, anchored in, and fully established upon the infallibility of God’s Word.  If God said it, that settles it.  Regardless of the culture, nation, or language those words are spoken, they are true.  God has a plan for my life AND for your life, too.  Don’t miss His plan by hinging your life and decisions on ANYTHING less than the eternally settled truth of our changeless God and His Word.  There is no other place to stand that is so safe in in Christ.

Manna for Today – John 1:1-14; Genesis 1:1; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8