Change and the One Who Doesn't Change

The nearby lake was full of water, until the long periods of drought made the water level drop faster than it should...They predicted rain today and talked about a big storm to drench California. Welcome rain! We need you so bad!
I remember the sudden hailstorm we had on May of last year. It caught everyone by surprise! I thought I was only hearing noises like some rocks were falling on our rooftops. Because the sun was still out. Then all of a sudden, dark clouds covered the sun and hailstones just poured! It was over in a matter of 3 minutes. Seasons come and go. Weather changes just like that.
I remember the "eroding sand" when my family and I were taking a walk by the beach. I hope there would still be more when we plan to go back for a holiday. The tides are not even that powerful but it surely takes so much sand with it as it rolls back to the briny sea.
Most of blogging friends I had met here will probably notice how often I change the templates in my blog or the fonts and colors. Nothing really wrong but I just like to experiment sometimes and make changes .
CHANGE! It's all around us! It transforms us, scares us, encourages us, dares us. Sometimes, we can control, most of the time, we can't.
But spiritually speaking, there is a change that we must do. That turn away from our sins and turn to God! [Acts 3:19].
Giving your heart to Jesus Christ is the greatest change you'll ever want to make in your life. Your life will never be the same. With Him, there is no more fear even if so many changes in your life come along. You will have His company all the time and He will direct your steps if you allow Him to mold you.
Romans 12:2 -"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is."
You know what's neat on top of this? While CHANGE may abound all around us, it is God alone Who doesn't CHANGE! The only eternal consistent God!
Malachi 3:6 -"I am the Lord, and I do not change."
Hebrews 13:8 -"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."
James 1:17 -"Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, Who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting shadows."
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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

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We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].