March 24, 2014

"God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?" -Numbers 23:17-19

WHOA! I really felt the Lord pressing me to bring a word to all of us that will build our faith! As you know, 2014 has already proven to be a year where God is showing up and showing out. But- for many of us it is not in the way we planned or desired! So many of us have seen God more intimately than ever in our lives but in the same breath fighting things we never could conceive!

First, as the scripture shares above, God is NOT a man. WHOA! I am so thankful in just that one fact today! So many times man will disappoint us. Some men will lie to us, betray us, steal from us, or simply not understand us-- BUT God is not a man! God is God. God will never fail us or disappoint us. He is the Great I am and He is sovereign over all!

Second, God does NOT change His mind! WHOA! I am so glad God doesn't change His mind contingent on what I do or say. God has set the world in motion with His perfect will in place and He will not change His mind about you. God will always love YOU-- NOTHING will ever change His love for you. God's plans are great for us and He longs to bless us all!

Finally, God speaks life into all of us. God will not back down on His promises. God with His voice spoke the world into motion. It was good everything He did! God has promised us life eternal and a life of abundance. God will fulfill all of His promises!

In conclusion, no matter where you are today-- in good times or in bad times-- be encouraged that God is real and true. I challenge you this week to build your faith through the knowledge that God is not man, He does not change His mind ever, God is life and He will fulfill all of His promises to us. God longs to embrace you, fill your empty spaces, touch your heart with an overflow of His extravagant love, and fulfill ALL that He has promised to you!

In God's abundant love,

Laine