"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, May 08, 2005

And the Winds Continue to Blow

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow." (Hebrews 13:8)

Things change. Jobs change, relationships change, health changes, churches change, ministries change. It is a guarantee that nothing will remain the same in this world because we are too driven by self and by the selfish whims of others. It should be a comfort for us to know that in the midst of unplanned change, that Jesus is the the one constant in our lives as Christians.

The winds of change blow constantly. Sometimes as a breeze, often as a gust, many times at full scale hurricane force before we recognize it. We make plans based on goals and dreams that we have and can easily convince ourselves that they are part of God's plan for our lives. And when the point comes when our plans begin to impact God's Plan, that's when we begin to feel the rustle of the gentle breezes begin.

One thing I am learning is to not lose sight of the ultimate goal which is our own personal walk with God. We should not give in to the winds which attempt to blow us off track and off the Path which was set long before our birth. I have a ministry unique to myself and no one person can take that away unless I allow it. What is that ministry, you might ask? Simply put, to do what God leads me to do. As Micah tells us, "to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with my God." (Micah 6:8).

And for today, my friends, this is the gospel according to Jimmy.

Be God's!


At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

awesome post!

At 9:41 PM, Blogger SDMemoirs said...

so true. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and FOREVER.
Cool Post.

At 9:41 PM, Blogger SDMemoirs said...

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At 10:15 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Hi Jimmy, I found your blog through one called "Random Rants" by a guy named BJ. I don't read many blogs, but I read his every day and am always inspired to hear the thoughts of a young man who serves God with passion. Sounds like you do too! Thanks for a great post and a powerful reminder.

At 1:27 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

Very true! Most people don't understand that God is good all the time. They don't trust in His sovereignty and blame Him for things that may seem bad in his or her life. But when we know that God is always good, we can realize that, no matter what happens, God is always in control and will never give me more than I can handle (that's in Romans!).

At 10:15 AM, Blogger shannon said...

Morning, Jimmy :)

Great post. I love both the constancy of God and the fluidity of our relationship--the fact that He can direct us left or right at a moment's notice, and it's all part of the great adventure.


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