Change???

Change has been on my mind recently largely due to a change happening with my home church. The lead pastor is transitioning to a new part-time status of counseling for the church. My church is hosting a candidate for lead pastor today. What makes this unusual is our lead pastor has been our lead pastor for 40 years. That is extremely rare.

For us change is inevitable. Change can be good, a challenge, unsettling, motivating or a mixture of things.

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When our health changes, it can be alarming. I have been through that several times.

When our job changes, it can be a challenge. A good challenge if it is a new job and a challenge we regret if not by our choice.

When family changes, it can be very unsettling for children. The change can be positive such as the birth of a child or it can be adverse such as a divorce.

In the midst of change the only thing I controls are my attitude and how I respond. What a comfort for me to know that the one I trust in and look to never changes. Hebrews 13 says:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Jesus in his character never changes. His role changed when he came to earth to die for us, but his character has never and will never change. He has all power and loves us, so we can look to him in the midst of change.

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When change comes, we can look to Jesus knowing he will cause all things to work together for our good as Romans 8 says:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

19 thoughts on “Change???

  1. How interesting that God put the word “change” on both of our hearts this week to write about! I’m praying for your church because I understand how unsettling it can be to change pastors. God bless you today, my friend, in the midst of a dynamic (changing) world.

  2. Thanks for this. This year has already been a year of change for me and there’s more to come. As you mentioned, I’m thankful Jesus Christ remains the same.

      1. I recently preach at a church on this topic, don’t look back keep your eyes on Jesus and see Him as he is changing things so beautifully in His time

  3. Thank you for this amazing post… Change…. That’s something that’s been going on for our family we’ve made a lot of Changes over these past few months… This has motivated me even more to change… ❤️❤️❤️

  4. 40 years wow!!!! That’s very unheard of!
    Last week our VBS was on teaching the kids when life is wild, God is good…one day the lesson was when life changes God is good!! …changes are difficult at times but we need the mindset that God is good no matter what!!

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