Same Now as He was Then

A couple weeks ago we hosted the Thrive conference at our church. During one of the sessions Chris Brown spoke a powerful message. He kept repeating the phrase that God is the same today as He was then. (when referring to scripture)

All of the examples of God’s character that you see throughout scripture: The God of signs and wonders. The God of miracles. The God of comfort. The God of peace. The God of wisdom. His character has not changed. Although times have changed, God has not and never will.

I have been reading through the Bible in chronological order as well as doing a personal study through the book of Acts. As I am reading about God’s character in the Old Testament and then in the New Testament, it is so glaringly obvious that He can be trusted, that He is so full of intense love for His people, and that He is capable of more than we could ever fathom.

I have a couple areas in my life right now that I am holding on with everything I am to God’s promise of His presence and His purpose in this times of waiting. The 2 areas both require God’s touch to perform miracles. There is no humanly way that either of these situations could work out without His intervention. I believe that He has spoken to me that He will bring to pass a specific outcome. I hope that some day soon I can blog about them 🙂

But in the meantime, in the waiting…I am focusing on God’s never changing and consistent character. I am diving into His word. Reading any and every book that points me to His goodness and character. I think I am up to 7 for the year so far…that is a lot coming from a past self proclaimed non reader. 🙂 I can emotionally and spiritually feel God filling me up like when you take a drink of refreshing water and you can feel it in the lining of your stomach! I want this for all of you! I want this for anyone and everyone that I come in contact with!

How are you? How is your heart?

How are you handling your bank account? How are you treating those around you? How are you handling that negative pregnancy test?  How about that eviction notice? Does your season of waiting entail asking for a spouse? A job? A house purchase? Your marriage? Your health? Parenting? A move?

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I DO know that the God of Exodus and the God of Acts is the same God today. The same God of signs and wonders. The same God of supernatural peace, restoration, and freedom. It is yours for the taking.

Walk through this season immersed in all that God has to offer you. It is there, you just have to rest in it!

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