Written & Published by Lolita Buck
I'm trying to figure out what the negative conotation stems from regarding this statement? Usually when nothing has changed in someone's life and you ask how they are doing, you tend to get the response "same old, same old". In my opinion that statement is almost looked down upon in our society as if to say everyone should be movers & shakers. And anyone that choses a steady consistent path doesn't seem progressive enough.
"Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever".
But actually that's what I absolutely love about God is that he is the same yesterday, today, & forever. To be honest i don't want a God in my life that's all over the place. Fluctuating like the stock market. Up today, down tomorrow. (In case you're wondering yes I'm a sister that dabbles in the markets a bit) And let me tell you its not for the faint of heart. Because it can be an emotional roller coaster ride. That is, if you don't have your emotions in check.
Thank goodness however, that we serve a God that's consistent. Bottom line he doesn't change. His principles about life, love, wisdom, peace, you name it; are the same for everyone. No one is exempt. He doesnt change who he is or what he expects of us to suit our own individual needs. His rules apply to all but so does his love. The two literally go hand in hand.
"For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed".
So ladies I'd imagine that we all want a consistent man in our lives; stable career; one or two solid girlfriends that keep us grounded; steady income; I could go on & on... But I think you get my drift.
But just as we expect & hope for that level of consistency from God as he is the ULTIMATE PROVIDER. He expects the same from us. Consistent praise & worship; consistent faith; consistent commitment & devotion. His word says that if we draw near to him he'll draw near to us.
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded".
But let me tell you we can't be believing & trusting him today & doubting him tomorrow. Just because something didn't go our way. Now of course if you aren't even doing these things then you might want to consider doing them.
Here's the really cool thing about God. Regardless of whether or not were holding up on our end of the bargain or not his word can not return unto him void. This means that the promises & precepts outlined in his word will come to pass no matter what. God is always faithful towards us. Now that's my kind of God. Same old, same old, since the beginning of time.
Although we live in a different day and age & the times have changed, he remains the same. This allows you & I to rest assured, knowing that he's got our back. He's in this thing called life with us for the long haul. What a mighty & awesome God we serve!
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude