Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Shifting Shadow?

James 1:16-18 (New Living Translation)

16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

Isn't it ironic how little people think of God when things are going great in their lives, when the real reason things are going great is because of Him?

People seldom think about where the good comes from because they get preoccupied with the bad.

Over our lifetime it is possible to develop a "waiting for the other shoe to drop" mentality from personal experiences. We get the feeling that, even though something good happened, something bad will always follow. Studies have also shown that it takes several good experiences to overcome one bad one. This information could only disturb the already disturbed, however, things aren't always as they seem to be from our human perspective.

Of all the things that God created, He made us His prized possession and that never changes. What He gives us is good, whole, perfect and can't be bad, because He doesn't change. If it is whole and it came from God, than it can't be part bad either. He gave us a new birth through His Word and made us good through Him, so how can that be bad?

When will we stop looking for the bad part of things? If we look for God in everything, our eyes will be on the right things. He never changes and He wants us to realize that when He saves us, He keeps us. He is the reason.

Every day is a great day when we see it through God.

A shifting shadow? No.

A Glorious View.

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