Since we are creatures of habit and familiarity, most people would rather not have a lot of changes in their lives. However changes are inevitable. Life brings them. God allows them. They give us opportunities to trust Him more.
This ministry is going through changes and so am I. As I move closer to my retirement as Pastor of Main Street Baptist Church my duties there gradually diminish. At the same time my involvement with my nonprofit, Christian Training Organization, are increasing as the ministry in India and our World View Plus for teens in this country continue to grow. The potential for greater impact through these ministries is limited only by the time and finances that I have available to put into them.
Changes. We can’t avoid them. They give us a chance to apply what God has taught us in the past to new situations in the future. They stretch us. They are part of God’s process to make us more like Jesus. They are inevitable. Life is full of changes. The only thing that does not change is God Himself.
He is “Hua,” “the God who does not change. In Psalm 102:25-27 we read: “In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end.” God never changes. Because He is always the same, we can face whatever changes come our way.
We can face change because the One Who never changes is always with us. Are you going through changes in your life? Don’t focus on the changes, keep your eyes on the God Who never changes. (February 23, 2015)