Have you ever heard anyone make comments about what God will or won’t mind? Have you ever heard anyone say that certain verses of scripture do not apply today because times have changed?
Do you love God for who He really is, who you want Him to be, or who you think He is?
Some folks get married with the notion that they can change the other person. That doesn’t work out because you cannot change them.
With God it is often not so obvious what we are trying to do. We may subconsciously try to change God into what we want Him to be. We do this when we only use the parts of scripture we like.
Unless you spend time in His Word and accept it as written, you won’t have the full picture. Instead, you will have your version.
Where do you get your version or your understanding of God? Does it come from a preacher? Does it come from a teacher? Does it come from a book other than the Bible? Does it come from your friends?
Are you sure you have not made God into someone He isn’t? I have heard lots of misquoted and misapplied scripture. I’ve heard a lot of spin on scripture too. By that I mean that I have heard folks bend it to make it apply to what they wanted to say. It did not support what they were trying to do at all, but by the time they were done with it seemed to.
Do you ever hear a cool phrase or new concept in a Christian song? Before you adapt that into your way of thinking, do you take the time to look it up? Songs are often too short to give you the full picture. The phrase may be out of context. If you adapt what you hear before you look it up, you may not be applying it just right.
God does not change to make us happy. We may not get an audible argument from Him, but He won’t change His plan to suit us either.
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
God is who He is. That has nothing to do with who you would like Him to be. It has nothing to do with who you think He is. The reality is that God is who God says He is.
Do you really know who God is? Do you attempt to find out? Spending time in His Word is the only way to know you have it right. Ever feel like you were swimming up stream? Maybe it is because you need to pause and move closer to God. Take some time to get to know who He is. He will show you who He really is, and he’ll show you the plan He has for your life.
Remember, He doesn’t change. It’s up to you to change. It’s up to you to conform your thinking to His. The reverse won’t be happening.