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OUR UNCHANGING GOD

OUR UNCHANGING GOD

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THE EVER-CHANGING NATURE OF MAN THROUGH TIME

Unlike the Creator, the creation man is a being of change, more like a chameleon, changing with society or a time period, trying to blend in while possibly taking the risk of losing the distinct identity God has given each one of us. With some hubris mixed in, we even attempt to alter the time frame that God has set in motion. In Michigan, we “gain extra time” in November 3rd by turning the clocks back one hour. Daylight Savings Time—the human attempt to make better use of God’s natural light.

God doesn’t think in terms of one day, one hour, one minute, or one second like we do. Yet, He does expect us to make good use of our time here on earth.

 We must work the works of Him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. (John 9:4)

 5 Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one. (Colossians 4:5-6)

 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)

 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain”; 14 whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and we shall do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (2 Peter 3:8-9)

We say we will change the time “tomorrow” by one hour, granting ourselves an extra sixty minutes of time. Yet, tomorrow is not guaranteed. It is today that we have to do the work of the Lord. It is today that we have to make a difference in the lives of those we encounter. It is today that we have to work, to pray, to be grateful.

Yet, we are going forth with this time change of one hour tomorrow. If another day is given to us by the Lord, what will we do with this extra hour?

–Will we stay up later the night before, so we don’t lose any sleep from our usual routine?

–Will we just sleep in one hour later?

–Will we arise earlier to get work done around the house?

–Will we use the extra time to spend with our families?

–Will we use the time to go into work earlier for overtime?

–Will we make use of the hour to pray and commune with our Lord?

–Will we help a friend in need?

–Will we gift a random act of kindness to a stranger?

–Will we read His Word?

What will we do with the extra hour we intend to give ourselves?

8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)

 We must remember to always keep in mind that God is in control, not us. Our time is given by Him and taken by Him. What we do with this time must be for Him.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 11/02/19)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

GOD-THE GREAT “I AM”–HEARS OUR CRIES

Control God's all thru time

IS ANYONE IN CHARGE AROUND HERE?
“I AM!”

13) Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14) God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
15) God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation. ” (Exodus 3: 13-15)

In times such as ours–when the world seems to be in complete disorder with constant news and views of threats; terrorism; violence; greed; the political morass; immorality; moral decay; and loss of innocence in children facing poverty, homelessness, war, famine, and slavery—we must remember WHO is truly in charge “from generation to generation” and trust in Him.

2)The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3) I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
4) The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5) The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6) In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears. (Psalm 18:2-6)

Let us remember to call unto the Lord, the great I AM, who hears our voices.

16)He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17) He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18) They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19) He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20) The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21) For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
I am not guilty of turning from my God. (Psalm 18:16-21)

Let us remember to always keep the ways of the Lord and never turn from Him.

OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL:
I AM is with us-His followers-in the present, as He has been to the faithful before us,
as He shall be for those who keep His ways after us.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 11/29/15) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word