For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6.
In regard to the personality and prerogatives of God, where He is, and what He is, this is a subject which we are not to dare to touch…. The one who in the daily life holds closest communion with God, and who has the deepest knowledge of Him, realizes most keenly the utter inability of human beings to explain the Creator….
God always has been. He is the great I AM. The psalmist declares, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalm 90:2. He is the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity. “I am the Lord, I change not,” He declares. With Him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is “the same yesterday, and to day and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8. He is infinite and omnipresent. No words of ours can describe His greatness and majesty.
Above the distractions of the earth He sits enthroned; all things are open to His divine survey; and from His great and calm eternity He orders that which His providence sees best.
God does not propose to be called to account for His ways and works. It is for His glory to conceal His purposes now; but by and by they will be revealed in their true importance. But He has not concealed His great love, which lies at the foundation of all His dealings with His children.
The rainbow about the throne is an assurance that God is true…. We have sinned against Him and are undeserving of His favor; yet He Himself has put into our lips that most wonderful of pleas: “Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.” Jeremiah 14:21. He has pledged Himself to give heed to our cry when we come to Him confessing our unworthiness and sin. The honor of His throne is staked for the fulfillment of His Word to us.
The Faith I Live By p. 42
—– I am requesting prayer for my family. Lorry
—–Please pray for my friend’s daughter. Her name is Dawn. She was diagnosed 4 years ago with a debilitating illness that prevents her from working. She can’t sit for any length of time and can hardly walk. She worked for a bank for over 18 years but had to go on disability 3 years ago. She applied for Social Security Benefits but was denied. She protested their decision and after 2 years, she finally has a hearing today. Please pray that she is approved. Thanks!! SJ
—–This is an update on Linda. I was only able to text for a short time. She said that she is very ill and that she almost bled out and was given two units of blood and a unit of iron. They don’t know where she is bleeding from internally or why. She then said that she had to go to sleep. I told her that I put her request on the prayer group and that lots of people were praying for her and I haven’t heard back from her yet. Please continue praying for her. Connie
—–Please pray for Salvation, Deliverance and Healing for my brother Robert, his wife Natasha and their children. Edward
Every so often, a photo of a baby still in his mother’s womb grasping the doctor’s finger circulates around Facebook. This little baby was being operated on before birth. The operation, which took place quite a number of years ago, was successful and I have seen pictures of the little boy that was in that photo. This picture brought back memories of the time when, at the age of 37, I was pregnant for Esther. We were very poor and had difficulty meeting the most basic of necessities. Because we had no medical insurance, I went to a clinic in the local hospital. The doctors were taking their residency and I rarely got the same doctor twice. One of the doctors urged me to have an abortion. This was no passing comment. He tried to pressure me into it. The man was younger than I and thought that I was too old to be having another child. I was shocked! How dare he suggest that I allow him to murder my baby! You can be sure that I told him in no uncertain terms what I thought of that idea.
Our Great Creator assures us, “Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things, that stretcheth forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.” Isa 44:24 He says to us as He said to Jeremiah of old, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.” Jer 1:5 David observed, “Thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:13-17 How comforting it is to know that our Great Creator has been there for us even as we were being formed in our mother’s womb. That womb which is so private that no one could watch our formation, it was as if we were formed in the depths of the earth. Only now, with the advances in technology, can we observe the formation of a baby while still within its mother’s womb.
Moreover, from the moment of birth, the King of the Universe has always been near during the good times as well as during the times filled with danger. He sees our actions, he hears our words and our thoughts. He knows our attitudes. He notices when someone treats us unfairly and He sets about to work out circumstances in our behalf. He is our Comfort, our Strength, our Redeemer, our King. What a wonderful God we serve! How great is His goodness toward us! “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” Ps 145:3-9
“Let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.” Ps 95:6 Let us praise Him for His love and care for us even before we were born. Let us spread abroad the message that it is our Redeemer Who has formed us from the moment of conception and we must not destroy what He is creating.