On Sunday’s the blog Restored Ministries posts is a song.
This past week it was a song called “Changing Me.”
A beautiful song that requires us to realize that change MUST occur in our lives. As God changes us, we can recognize that His voice is like the water running through us. As I listened, I wondered, “Who wouldn’t want God’s voice running through us like water?” It made me want MORE! So then, how do I get more?
When we KNOW that He is God and that only HE can change us, we WAIT on Him, and in the end we receive MORE!
Malachi 3:6 “But because I, Adonai, do not change,you sons of Ya‘akov will not be destroyed. (CJB)
Hebrews 13:8 Yeshua the Messiah is the same yesterday, today and forever. (CJB)
James 1:17 Every good act of giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father who made the heavenly lights; with him there is neither variation nor darkness caused by turning. (CJB)
In other versions this says, “Who does not change as shifting shadows.”
Numbers 23:19 “God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind.When he says something, he will do it;when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it. (CJB)
The verses above are HIS PROMISES to us that HE will never change. HE will be the same “yesterday, today and forever.”
His desire is for us to “wait for Him” and let HIM show up to work in us. He wants us to be OPEN and moldable. He wants to “run through us.”
We are not to be afraid. We are to TRUST. This verse in Lamentations should bring us HOPE that HE really is ALL we need. If we truly TRUST Him, than change should not be too hard.
Lamentations 3:21-22 But in my mind I keep returning to something,something that gives me hope —that the grace of Adonai is not exhausted,that his compassion has not ended. (CJB)
The song ends with a question, “How can I not be changed when You’re all around me?”
If God is truly all around us, and He does NOT change, than we should desire to be LIKE HIM and change ourselves.
I know these are all words we have heard before. I know that if we have been walking as a believer and following Jesus for years, this is not a new message. However, it is an important message. It is vital to our growth.
If we choose NOT to change, we are ultimately saying that HE is not enough. We are denying that HE is WHO He says He is and that we don’t trust.
My challenge to all of us today is too take a hard look inside and ask ourselves what we need to change. Is there anything hindering us from the PROMISES of God because we are stubborn and irritable? I am asking myself the same question as I type this and re-read it…
The song challenged me to once again, “wait and listen.” Two words which are not easy to do. Waiting and listening are not fun, but are required. Waiting and listening for HIS voice. Waiting and listening for HIS command.
Once we KNOW and we CHANGE, than we have HIS compassion and HIS promises.
When we come to the realization that allowing HIM to change us brings comfort and peace, than we can find REST in Him. We will RESTORE ourselves to Him. We are then REFRESHED to walk forward day to day.
Love and blessings,