Friday, September 26, 2008

Words of Encouragement

The changing skies do not cause you to shift like the wind. You do not go one direction and then quickly change because of circumstances.  God you are the "change maker" but you stay the same, perfect in all your ways.

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong. - Psalm 5:3-5

Things God Will Not Say. "I Made A Mistake!" What confidence the psalmist has in expressing his love for God and for the unchanging way God takes care of those that trust in him.  He says, in the morning when he seeks to talk to God, he knows he can wait in expectation for him to show up. 

He goes on to say, he knows he can trust in him to be there because God is not a god that will take pleasure in evil or wicked deeds.  So surely God will not say, sorry I made a mistake.  I forget about this time we should be spending together, I got so busy I forgot!  Yet, we can quickly come up with this as answer for why we have not stopped today or yesterday to talk to God.  We say, God forgive me, I made a mistake.  I forgot to meet with you.  I  know it was important, but I simply got too busy.

What if this were God's excuses to us for not keeping our promises to him?  We would be heart broken if we were expected something from God and he made a mistake and forgot about us.  Well we can rejoice because God never forgets about us.  We are on his mind at all times, even he is not always on ours.

Today, God we want to take this time to say forgive us for making excuses for not giving ourselves to you.  Thank you God that you are not like man and do not have to seek forgiveness for shortcomings.  Thank you for being the great God of the universe and for protecting us and loving as just as you do.