Why does that matter?
Why should we care that God doesn't change? Does it really affect our lives to know this truth?
In ancient times Greeks worshipped gods who were volatile; who had temper tantrums, who had to be appeased.
In modern times, many in our society worship gods that act in the same ways: money, success, sex, possessions, status, fame, acceptance. All of these are changeable. They'll be there one day. They'll be gone the next. They take from us and lessen us when we worship them. Worship might be a strange word to use with these things. We could also say we revere them or seek them or run after them or think we need them for our personal happiness; or think we just aren't complete without _____________.
The thing that is different about worshipping God rather than all that stuff I mentioned (or anything else) is that by worshipping God we become more fully who we were created to be. Our eyes will be on Him and everything else will be put in right perspective. No problem will seem too large because we'll know God is bigger. No person or situation will intimidate us because we'll know God is bigger. No tragedy will destroy us because we'll know God is bigger. No heartbreak will devastate us forever because we'll know God is bigger.
Everything around us can change, but we can be resting in His peace because we know God is bigger. And if we know this and we learn more about Him, we'll also know His love is beyond anything in this world and will never be taken away from us. Nothing or no one can change Almighty God.
If we have God on our side, everything we go through in life, good or bad, can make us more complete; can make us wiser, and more loving and more honest and more content.
If we have God on our side, no matter what this world or others or the enemy throws at us, we will still be in the middle of His peace.
If you know Jesus you can have peace no matter what is going on around you. Honest!
We don't know how long we will live this life. Some of us will have long lives. Some of us will have shorter lives. Some of us live well past 100. Others of us only live for a few weeks in the womb. All of our lives are precious to God. We choose how we live them. With or without Him? The days we live with Jesus are days that will be forever filled with purpose. For anything we do for Him (and that can be washing dishes, doing our jobs, serving people, driving, eating, enjoying others -- all can be done in gratitude to Him) will not be lost.
Anything we do for the fleeting treasures of this world will be worth nothing in the end.
If you were given the chance to know your death is near, would you be thankful for how you led your life?
Jesus tries to keep us from heartbreak about our lives when he tells us, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there wil your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21
I didn't know what to write today (but I wanted to write something). I was thinking how quiet my day has been today. I haven't done too much. Just read to Hawk and washed his hair and fed and changed him (and lifted him and set him down). I've picked a few tomatoes and fed the animals and did dishes. I drank coffee and read my Bible and wrote in my journal. I've prayed. I've talked to my oldest daughter. Sent my youngest daughter an email. Did a few errands in Eagle Butte. Nothing that is a great story to tell except I realized through all this stuff I do daily God is there always loving me, always seeing me, always present. That's why I wrote what I did.
The same is true for your life. We don't have to do anything grand. A writer named Melissa Spoelstra writes in her Elijah Bible study that "callings (from God) are not always glamorous" and that God "calls us to stay the course"
Be faithful to the tasks God has given you to do. They are important. What you do is valuable, valuable to God. He doesn't call us to busy work. He calls us to stuff that matters.