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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

thankful that He doesn't change

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye
sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6)
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I just love God's Word. I love how I can read a scripture and the Lord just pricks my heart with a Truth that speaks loudly to my heart and my spirit. I love how He can just open a window of understanding into my soul and then fill it.

I love the way God gets right to the point in this scripture. "I am the Lord, I change not". Yes, He is Jehovah. The eternal One. The maker of heaven and earth. He is the Lord. And He doesn't change. Not ever.

He is the same now as He was in the beginning and that He will be forever. He is unchanging. Immutable. Constant. He is the Lord.

God can do exactly what He says He can do. He is the one constant in our lives as Christians. When other things change and go awry, we can always count on God being just the same. When we can't depend on anyone or anything else, we can count on our Savior.

We should desperately desire to obey Him and His unchanging nature. We should embrace the amazing knowledge we have been given through the Holy scriptures of the nature of God. Without this knowledge, it would be near impossible to be obedient to Him. But when we are armed with the Truth of His Word, we know exactly who He is and what He can do. We don't just believe it, but we KNOW it!

God doesn't change. Not ever. That is HUGE in our lives. He is our stability. He is our foundation. He is the only one we can count on all the time. The God of Abraham and Jacob is the God of today! The God that performed miracles then, can perform miracles now!

1. God will always love us.

"Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God" (1 John 4:7)

2. God will never leave us.

"...for He hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee"
(Hebrews 13:5)

3. God gives us eternal life when we believe.

"For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)

We can be certain of those 3 truths regardless of what comes our way. Regardless of what befalls us. No matter what, we can KNOW that our precious and sovereign God loves us, will never leave us and gives us eternal life. Our God is unchanging. He is the same today as He was yesterday and as He will be tomorrow.

He loves us today in our sinful nature as much as He did before we were born.

I don't know about you, but this gives me a peace that is surpassed by nothing else. The surety of His unfailing love even in the midst of all my frailties gives me joy unspeakable, confidence and security unfathomable. To know that God gives us these promises in His Word, is the best assurance that I could have. I have assurance of His love. Assurance of His fellowship. Assurance of everlasting life.
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Thank you, Jesus for your Word and for the promises contained within.  To know that you are exactly who you say you are and that you can do exactly what you say you can do, is life to me. You fill me with love and hope. Peace and comfort. You bestow such mercy and grace upon me that I stand in awe. I love you and I thank you for loving me.


Thanks GREG for hosting this each week!

9 comments:

TRUTH SHARER said...

I am thankful that the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever and that He will never leave me nor forsake me!

Love the new pictures on your blog... miss you!

[[hugs]] Stephanie

Nancy said...

Thankful Thursday. I love that. I am thankful for all God is and has been for me and to me. I love that He never changes. Your post is powerful. I love His word. There is so much life in it and it never fails to bring me closer to Him.

GrammyGoo said...

Me too ! Beautiful post Beth!

sarah said...

great list Beth...love these photos of the kids.

Nana Jul said...

It's what pulled me through this week...Knowing who he is and knowing all I have seen Him do in my life!
I Praise God for you, and your beautiful expressions of your heart! Thanks Beth!
Love,
Julie

Karen said...

Amen! The one constant in a world of uncertainty...our unchangeable God!

"Unchangeable
Unshakable
Unstoppable
That's what You are

You are God Alone..."
...

I've got to go sing this now....

Teresa said...

This post is so beautiful...the messages this week seem to have a theme..."Trust in GOD ALL THE WAY" Your post is beautiful; thank you for the reminder!

Christian said...

Indeed Beth! His word never fails!

You can view my entry here: http://superyan23.blogspot.com/2010/09/tt-ranked-2nd-at-lighthouse-got-talent.html

Btw, can I invite you in my meme called Saturday Bloopers...Just post anything funny each saturday may it be in form of photo, video or stories of experiences. just check it out in my blog! Hope to see you there!

Steph T. said...

Have you ever thought about writing a devotional book because you bring the spirit of GOd right into your words each time!! Praise God for never changing. His love endures forever!
blessings