Okay-387 is just an arbitrary number. I’m sure there have been thousands, but you get the point. We’ve all learned so many lessons, many of them “the hard way”. I don’t like learning “the hard way”, but for some of us it’s the only way we’ll learn. Well, some lesson’s God is allowing me to learn by His grace.
Life has changed significantly for the Cox’s over the past 6 months. We went from one very well behaved, sweet as pie, 8 year old girl (who’s pretty self sufficient) to having a baby. While were so grateful for our little Sam-we’re starting over! We had forgotten how life is with a baby in the house. We went from a two income house-hold and me pursuing my passions as a social worker to me, staying at home and homeschooling Ella. We moved from Arkansas to Southern California and both took on new and very different ministry roles. Could we have packed in any more change (I did change my hair color-it seemed appropriate)!
What God has taught me through all of this change is … drum roll please … while my surroundings, ministry, roles, income, passions, church, home, and yes even hair color has changed … He has NOT changed. He is still good, merciful, faithful, just, holy, and loving. His mercy’s are STILL new every morning. He’s STILL in control and HIS plan is perfect. His word say’s “I the Lord, do not change” (Malachi 3:6). What a faithful promise!
Don’t misunderstand-I believe God uses change in OUR lives to grow us, to use us for His purposes, to reach an ever changing world. He desires change in our hearts-He uses the word transformed several times in scripture to describe who WE should be “in Christ”. But I’m so thankful that the God of Abraham, the God who created me, is still the same.
He’s changing me-some day’s I look at my life, who I’m becoming and I hardly recognize myself-it’s a good thing. I’m hoping that I get this lesson right.