Thursday, April 24, 2014

Christ is Consistent.

My dear friends, 

      My how time flies. Looking at the “consistency” of my posts on this blog I have come to realize I am not consistent in any way shape or form. Is there anything wrong with that? No, just something interesting. I have high hope to start posting more things and really grow in the blogging world, I guess I just need more assistance in that field. 

In being reminded how inconsistent I am, I am reminded that the Jesus is never inconsistent. 


    One of my closest friends said once that God is never surprised and that was something that I appreciated. God is never surprised at our mistakes, decisions, life events or emotions. EVEN STILL in all of that he is always consistent. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
     The previous verses, along with many others shows us Gods beautiful consistency! God is consistent in his promises, in his forgiveness, his Word, his grace, his mercy & the amazing renewal of the Holy Spirit. Even his consistency in the world. For example, trees. They are all pretty consistent. They may be a little different in shape, size and color but all are made of up of the same things. Time is consistent in Christ. He created a very constant world so we would know an Ocean has water, a forest has tree, fruit is usually sweet & animals provide many tools to help us all live. 
     As humans, we are so inconsistent. One day we want an Latte, the next day a Mocha. One day we want to move to the Ocean, the next we feel comfortable where we are at. Even with bigger choices such as school or jobs, we go back and forth, change our minds and I feel like sin is the same way. Sin is usually inconsistent, but consistent enough. Looking at it from a biblical and practical standpoint I would say most of us are probably very inconsistent with reading our Bibles or even evangelizing to people. 
     Both of those things are things we are called to do! Read our bibles and learn for our self. Christ loved us and pursued us, so in turn we are supposed to do that in his name with other people. Obviously we are not perfect, nor will we ever be. Shocking, I know!
     Outside of what we can control is a life that is nuts. Our society seems to be getting darker, harder to live in and overall just more overwhelming. We cannot control other people, the way people treat others, or life events. Whether you lost that job you needed, lost that offer on your house, lost a friend, schedule changed, got a cold or just don't feel yourself. It is just another reminder this world is out of step with Jesus and his beautiful plan. Christ is consistent. Our world is not. 
     All of that to say, be still and know that he is consistent. When everything else is crazy, life is hard, you are stressed because your job is overwhelming, you're not blogging enough, your car isn’t working, family drama is driving you to rip your hair out….rest in this. 


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