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For I am the Lord, I change not!

For I am the Lord, I change not!
Malachi 3:6

Changing world

So many changes have taken place in the past hundred years. The rate of change is so great that we hardly catch our breath before another blast of change slams into us. People are coming and going twenty-four hours every day. Change is a constant companion in our lives.

Do you know that every day in the USA:

- 108,000 of people move to a different home?
- 18,000 move to another state?

Do you know that every day in the USA:
- 40 Americans turn 100 years of age?
- 5,800 turn 65 years of age?

Do you know that every day in the USA:
- More than 6,300 people get divorced?
- While thirteen thousand get married?

More information has been produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000 years. 90% of all the items in the supermarket today did not exist ten years ago. It is estimated that 50% of college graduates are going into jobs which did not exist when they were born.

One man put it this way:
My great-grandfather rode a horse, but was afraid of the train. My grandfather rode on a train, but was afraid of a car. My father rode in a car, but was afraid of an airplane. I fly in an airplane, but I’m afraid of a horse.

Relationships are changing. 50% of marriages now end in divorce. And the probability is that when a couple walks down the aisle to be married; their marriage will not last longer than seven years. 42% of our young people say they are sexually active; and one in every 16 teenage girls has a baby each year. Our society has abandoned God’s laws of relationships.

Our changeless God

We must keep in mind that God is still in charge and that He never changes! God is in control. He never loses track of what’s going on. He never gets confused. He always makes the right decision. He always knows what He will do even before the circumstances arise. God has a grip on the reins of the world and His purposes will be carried out.

The Bible speaks of our changeless God in this changing world: ‘For I am the Lord, I change not.’ (Malachi 3:6).

These words were spoken to Malachi in a time of great change:
Worship had become superficial as people gave their “leftovers” to God.
The moral law of God was being disregarded, especially concerning marriage.
Divorce was a national disgrace.
The Lord’s command to tithe was being ignored to the economical disadvantage of the nation.
Neither priest nor people took the threat of approaching judgment seriously.
In that kind of world, God was reminding and warning His people that He had not changed.

We must have a renewed vision!

We must have a passionate and clear vision of what God has called us to do and of what we need to be. Someone has said: ‘If we have more memories than dreams, life is over.’ We must know where we are going and what we are going to do!

God told Isaiah:
‘Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new.’ (Isa. 43:18-19).

God is a God of new ideas, of innovation. God is a God who uses change. We must pray for a new vision. We must long for what God can do!

If I want to be upset, I have look within me. If I want to be conquered, I have to look back. If I want to be diverted, I have to look around. If I want to be distressed, I have to look ahead. If I want to be delivered, I need to look up! Only when I focus my attention upon the Lord:
Obstacles will turn into opportunities and barriers will turn into blessings!

Lessons we can learn from Moses:

‘By faith he left Egypt not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.’ (Heb. 11:27). Moses’ eyes were on God and he was able to endure. Moses had staying power, even with all the changes. He kept his eyes on God, not on the obstacles. He endured regardless of the contempt of Pharaoh. He endured the stubbornness of the Hebrews who grumbled, complained, and rebelled against him. He endured amidst the criticism of those who closest to him, Miriam, his sister; Aaron, his brother; Dathan and Abiram, his companions. He could do that because he fixed his eyes on the Lord, and he never looked back.

We can also change the world!

When enemy seems to prosper. When the wicked seems to be winning. When the pressure seems to be awful. When the critics are getting more and more active. When we feel as though we are all alone. When wrong is enthroned and truth is fighting for its existence. Whatever we are facing, we need to look to the Lord Jesus! The change goes with Him!

God still uses ordinary people totally committed to Him to make a difference in a changing world.

A Boston shoe clerk heard that ‘It yet remains to be seen what God can do with a man, woman, young person, totally dedicated to Him.’ We know that shoe clerk as D. L. Moody, who said, ‘I’ll be that man!’

God used his evangelistic meetings to lead thousands to the Lord Jesus. It still so far remains to be seen what God can do with a person fully dedicated to the Lord!

Life gets exciting when we give our all to God! And when we do so, God will take us beyond where we thought we could never go, to do things we thought we could never do! For His eternal glory!

Dr. Czeslaw Bassara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;

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