April 22, 2018 - God, Change and Me
God's character doesn't change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Something I realize though, is that our actions dictate - to some degree - how God acts toward us. Examples?
- Abraham interceding with God over Sodom and Gomorrah.
- God's covenant to David (his house will reign forever)
- Jeremiah at the potter's house and the nation of Israel
In all of these situations, there was an agreement involved. People needed to act thusly and a certainly response was warranted. If they didn't, God said he would respond a different way. Its not the God 'changes His mind.'
In the past couple of days I felt like God was speaking to me about the last two examples above. I didn't (and I'm not sure I still) understand the context behind why God is highlighting these examples for me right now. Originally I was thinking 'maybe, now that I'm more on a right track with my relationship with Him, things will change for me for the better.' I'm not yet convinced of that, and consequently I remain hesitant and uncertain about why God is pointing these verses out to me.
Why am I not yet convinced? Why am I uncertain? Simply - stuff happens that makes me wonder or doubt that 'the good option' might be the case. Case in point? I read about David and Solomon and the covenant that God put in place for them this morning, and I wondered why this idea of 'God seemingly changing His mind' was coming up again. While I was pondering this and getting ready, the thought came 'perhaps its meant in a good way? Things will change for the better?' I thought 'Cool! I'll take that!'
I was on for playing acoustic guitar and church today and I played and worshipped my heart out. I felt like my monitor was low, and asked for it to be turned up. In the end, I was told that I had been accidentally muted. Groan. I wasn't originally scheduled to play this week. I had been asked to rescheduled so that we could have a full band for the first day our new worship pastor was in church. But then, why play if I'm muted? lol I get it - mistakes happen. But man, sometimes it can be frustrating, and it DOES make me wonder what God is up to...