"Change" - Not to be Feared

"...And, lo, I am with you alway, 
even unto the end of the world!"
 ~Matthew 28:20~

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Change, as in the life kind, can be exciting and scary can't it?!  I like some changes and yet others freak me out! Lol! (But really they do!)  Do you have these same feelings too?  Well then, I know you will be encouraged by this excerpt that really blessed me, written by Max Lucado!  The words he wrote go deep and ring so very true!  So without further ado... :)

{Facing the Future with God}
-From Max Lucado's book "Fearless"

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. -Ecclesiastes 3:1

"What person passes through life surprise free?  If you don't want change, go to a soda machine;  that's the only place you won't find any.  Remember the summary of Solomon?  "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1)...
God dispenses life the way he manages his cosmos: through seasons.  When it comes to the earth, we understand God's management strategy.  Nature needs winter to rest and spring to awaken.  We don't dash into underground shelters at the sight of spring's tree buds.  Autumn colors don't prompt warning sirens.  Earthly seasons don't upset us.  But unexpected personal ones certainly do...
Are you on the eve of change?  Do you find yourself looking into a new chapter?  Is the foliage of your world showing signs of a new season?  Heaven's message for you is clear:  when everything else changes, God's presence never does.  You journey in the company of the Holy Spirit, who "will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I myself have told you."  (John 14:26).
So make friends with whatever's next.
Embrace it.  Accept it.  Don't resist it.  Change is not only a part of life;  change is a necessary part of God's strategy.  To use us to change the world, he alters our assignments.  Gideon: from farmer to general; Mary: from peasant girl to the mother of Christ; Paul: from local rabbi to world evangelist.  God transitioned Joseph from a baby brother to an Egyptian prince.  He changed David from a shepherd to a king.  Peter wanted to fish the Sea of Galilee.  God called him to lead the first church.  God makes reassignments.
But he wants you to know:  you'll never face the future without his help."

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;  for the Lord upholds him with His hand."  ~Psalm 37:23-24

"The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponder all his paths." ~Proverbs 5:21

"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" ~Jeremiah 32:27

May we remember that God ordains the days of our lives!  He assigns each stage of our journey and yet, He walks the path with us!

Blessings as you trust Him with each and every change of your awesome life! :)


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