In the coming of a new year, change is right there in our face. I'm a person who likes change. I don't need to crawl into my bed with a brownie when I get a new haircut. I don't need to consider for weeks whether I should wear a necklace. I just go with it. That's how I am. I like things to be new and different. Most things.
While we were gone on Christmas vacation, Peter got a new work truck, It''s great. Nicer and newer than his last truck, smoother ride. (Of course he got a smoother truck the minute I pushed out our last baby!) I was so excited for him, and he was of course thrilled. So when we pulled in from our trip, there it was in our driveway. Its gorgeous, but I didn't like it. When it comes to Peter, I don't like change. He's my steady, calm, predictable, smooth water. And I love how he is. The truck is great, but its new. Peter doesn't do new very often. He sticks with things for a very long time. So, all things Peter are off the list of things that can change around me.
But God is always changing. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, but He makes all things new. His kingdom is one of change and motion, Its a journey we are on. I like for us all to journey right together at one speed., my speed. But that is not reality, and that involves my control, which God's not really into. He gives and takes away because He's God. He has much more in mind than me.
So, mommas, I challenge us to hop in that new truck and go for a ride. Stretch your heart to embrace the change beyond your control. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and mourn with those who mourn. I pray that my heart would agree with my prayer, :let Your Kingdom come. That means I'm not in control. Yikes. Also, what a sigh of relief. He has better ideas in mind anyway,.