I’m not afraid of change. In fact, I love it. I embrace it. It nearly brings me to tears to think about the way that God is continually at work, changing us into people who are becoming whole and Holy.
Because I know that, bring on the change! I’m ready to grow. I don’t want to be the same person that I am now five years from now. I want to look at the Bobbie of today and say, “Wow! God was at work in her! Look at what He’s been doing!”
I want to look more like Jesus every day and I’m happy to submit my whole self to God because I believe that is the change He wants to work in me.
I believe that’s the change He wants to work in you, too.
A friend in my Spiritual Direction cohort recently said a phrase that I haven’t been able to let go of. It’s beautiful in its’ simple truth.
God is always only ever redeeming.
That means that even when we don’t see it, He is working in our situation, our circumstances, and our lives for our good and His glory.
Even when we don’t see it. Even when we can’t feel it. Even when we don’t understand it. We can still trust that God is always only ever redeeming.
Let that sink into the core of you.
Take a minute and really think about that. Every second or every moment of every day, God is redeeming this world and His children. His plan is one of redemption and restoration.
I can get on board with that kind of change.
And even while He is a God OF CHANGE, He is not a God WHO CHANGES.
That’s a little mind bending, but sit with it a minute and meditate on that truth. God is always at work redeeming and restoring, yet He is unchanging. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He is truth.
He is goodness.
He is mercy.
He is love.
He is faithful.
He is steadfast.
He is immovable.
He is Sovereign.
He is King of Kings and Lord or Lords.
And He always will be.
He will never leave of forsake us. He will never lie or fail to keep His promises. He won’t forget us or change His mind about His love for us.
He has a plan and a purpose for our lives and He is faithful to finish what He starts.
He is over all, in all, and above all. He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. He is the victor and the one who triumphs.
And that won’t ever change.