2016 is here!
Well folks, 2016 is here! I remember growing up as a kid and wondering what the future would be like. I remember how strange it would be to have a year 2000, it seemed so far away at that time! Now I look around at this year 2016 and I wonder, "Where has all the time gone?" It sure seems as if time is quickly passing me by, and sometimes I just want things to slow down just a bit, and let me catch up with all the "new".
Technology has caused us to speed up,on our jobs and at our homes and schools. I remember my days at high school, I graduated in 1982. We thought we were cutting-edge with the IBM Seletric typewriters, the one with the ball, remember? There were no computer classes like kids have now, no kind of computer education and I don't remember anyone carrying a cell phone. It's amazing to me how much we have changed, in our society and in our technology.
I believe change is necessary in our lives today, and much needed. But I'm thankful that some things never change. For example, God hasn't changed. Isaiah 40:8 says, " The grass withers, and the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." That's a huge promise in a world that is changing all the time,sometimes even overnight! Some things we need to be constant in our lives, instead of always changing. You can count on God to always be there.
How many things do you have in your life that are constant like God? Go ahead, I'll wait as you do a mental inventory. Here's a challenge, now write down those things that are constant like God..............I'm still waiting. There is nothing in our lives here that is constant, never changing, and as dependable as God. He is eternal, not temporary.
I'm glad that God doesn't change His requirements, or update His standards. He never needs an upgrade or an update, He is the Alpha and Omega, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. The last time I checked, that hasn't changed. IN HIS SERVICE, PASTOR CHIP