God does not change

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards
the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained.”

President George Washington
April 30, 1789
First Inaugural Address

When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor Frankl

george-on-horseback-web
(painting by Rembrandt Peale 1830)

As human beings,
we are conditioned to understand that…
to live is to change.

We have discovered most often through the angst of struggle,
that if change is inevitable,
then may we be the masters of such change…

May we control it,
issue it,
and stop it…
as only we see fit…

For we have both resisted as well as orchestrated change.

Yet in the arrogance of control,
we have seen, time and time again,
that the stonewall to change,
the one thing America cannot, nor can ever force change upon,
is the Creator of all that is.

So in her growing egotistical frustration, this nation
has chosen to forgo the need for a Creator…
vying, rather, to be her own creator…

And the actions of her folly will be her undoing….

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin
and heal their land

2 Chronicles 7:14

32 comments on “God does not change

  1. Wally Fry says:

    “So in her growing egotistical frustration, this nation
    has chosen to forgo the need for a Creator…
    vying to be her own creator…”

    Perfect. Timely too. I am about to be taken to task over at my place by a non believer for saying something to the effect that “God is God and He gets to have it His way.” The problem is coming when I add the fact that we really don’t have to like it. He’s God, we are not.

    And good morning to you!

    • Oh dear Wally– I started a book last night, You Will Be Made To Care by Erick Erickson and bill Blankenship and it is about the war in faith, family and our freedom to believe– it starts with countless stories of businesses, organizations and individuals who have attempted to hold true to the faith but have been made to bend or face law suits, terminations, etc… and a good morning to you as well

      • Wally Fry says:

        Hmm..I have old birthday money…I may need to go book shopping

      • I saw it in the Ignatius Press Catalog but found it on Amazon—the book starts out with the story of the Atlanta Fire Chief who had been stellar in his job, having even been called to Washington by the Obama Admin to be the Nation’s fire chief then was begged to come back to Atlanta by Atlanta’s mayor—the Chief was a solid man of faith and had been guided throughout his career by his faith wrote and published a faith based book while serving as Atlanta’s chief—because the book was very clear in what the chief believed–marriage being between only a man a woman—he was fired by the Mayor—despite the fact that he never brought his faith into his work except through his living example—never discriminated against gay colleagues, etc…
        but the book was in conflict with the Mayor’s office and the city and what they deemed the gay community—absolutely a shame…

      • Wally Fry says:

        Oh yeah, I remember that incident..shame it was

      • reading that conversation of yours right now…I’m not too far in but it seems she merely has an issue with semantics.

      • Wally Fry says:

        Actually, she wants me to send her to Hell. That’s one of her games, is to get the bad ugly Christian to condemn them.

        She’s actually a huge, profane hater. I really want to try and talk without things escalating if I can

      • blessed with the patience of Job my friend—I just don’t get why the non believers are so vehement, accusatory and downright mean in their rhetoric and conversation with believers—there is a huge anger thing…no real dialogue—just anger and fussing and belittling…

      • And obviously she gives more credit to powers you don’t possess — that you could enact judgement… on her or anyone …
        arguing for arguing sake

      • Wally Fry says:

        https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/just-a-thought-643/comment-page-1/#comment-29489

        It’s there if you are bored and want to read along. So, far my friend has been playing fairly nice, but I suspect soon the profanity and name calling will begin LOL

      • you were more patient my friend then I would have been—I probably would have said, this is what I said and so there 😉
        but yea, she’s arguing over the use of a work in a context she wants to fuss about—and that’s what her ramblings were…just fussing for the sake of fussing—

      • Wally Fry says:

        Well..these guys visit for a reason. It may be just to disrupt, or even to try to spread atheist evangelism. Not my problem. My assigned job is to simply present the facts as they are.

        I pray hard over how to react to this stuff, Julie, because I don’t always react the right way. I let my own pride get in the way sometimes.

      • You are great in your responses– I tend to have knee jerk reactions and have learned, usually the hard way, that I often need to stop, think, pray otherwise– I’m likely to make things worse

      • Wally Fry says:

        Well, that was actually my point. I have tended in the past to just charge in without prayerful consideration of my response. I hate to admit this, but my responses have done harm in the past, and I wish I could undo it.

        And don’t misunderstand, , I am perfectly okay with out and out brawling; despite what some say I believe that is needed sometimes. God never commanded that we be sissies. He commanded love. I just happen to believe sometimes you can love somebody with a two by four.

      • makes me think of Peter, Wally.
        a person I greatly identify with…
        one who reacts with his heart…as I am most often guilty…I have had to learn the hard way to hold my breath as it were before rushing in…but I’m still not very good at that…and I’m all for a good fight my friend—sometimes we’ve got to fight rather than chatter on… 🙂
        I do admire your tenacity!!!
        🙂

      • Wally Fry says:

        Speaking of fight, or lack of fight, did you see the Hogs last night versus Auburn?

        Ugh…embarrassing.

      • I flipped it off as I was not happy with that runaway…yesterday’s matches all seemed to be mostly one sided–my one shining moment—the Nittany Lions beating of Ohio State!!!

      • Wally Fry says:

        Well, when people ask me where I am from, maybe I will say Georgia LOL.

      • I wouldn’t do that because we equally as bad this year– hence why I look to penn st beating Ohio as a victory 🙂

    • dawnlizjones says:

      Lord, help our brother to honor you in the situation! Protect him and his family.

  2. Gee, Julie, by the time I scrolled down to leave a comment and after reading the dialog above between two of my favorite bloggers, I forgot what I was going to say about this blog post. 🙂

    • a good laugh I’m having as yea…we got a bit side tracked by a running commentary over at Wally’s that I had had no idea of as I had commented and moved on…but it seems as if one person would not move on…
      obviously lots going on these day’s in the spiritual realm of blog land Don 🙂

  3. “So in her growing egotistical frustration, this nation
    has chosen to forgo the need for a Creator…
    vying, rather, to be her own creator…”
    What an absolute truth bomb!!! Except that it’s not egotistical frustration it’s egotistical narcissism!!! 🙂 ❤

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    That ultimately is the root of America’s problem…forgetting the Creator and coming to Christ. Good post.

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