I've blogged about this before, but I'm seeing this topic in a new light, these days.
It's a well known fact that the Father doesn't change. I love Hebrews 13:8 (CSB). "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
What a relief that is! He is always the same!
But here's something that rocked my world, listening to Graham Cooke, as he was speaking about the Lord.
"Stop treating me as though I'm changeable. I don't change, I will NEVER change, and all your security and all your confidence is in the fact that I will never change the way I see you, the way I think about you, the way I talk to you, the way I feel about you, My passion for you, My will for you, My desire for you will never, ever change and you can depend on it!"
Read that again, friends.
The Father is asking us to stop treating Him like He's changeable.
This means that even when we screw up, He's not looking at us in anger.
He's always going to be believing the best about us.
He sees our deepest purpose when we can't even look ourselves in the mirror.
Let me unpack this, a little bit.
The Father doesn't change towards us. His thoughts don't change towards us.
He's not shaking His fists and whining from Heaven, "Why can't they just get it?!"
Quite the opposite, in fact.
When hearing that verse of He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever, I had always thought about that in really general terms. But it also applies to the way He sees us. To the way His heart is towards us. He’s always believing the best about us. He calls us up instead of calling us out. His correction is never in anger, but rather to redirect us deeper into His heart. To make us look more like Him as we work on living out of the overflow. He always takes the initiative to woo us towards Him. He always takes the first step towards us.
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