Changes Remain

Things change.

I’ll never forget the day my dad was taking pictures of us kids during Christmas – and the Polaroid camera he was using was out of film. And one of us just volunteered our cell phone.  He was in awe of the technology shift that had yet again taken place.

Even digital cameras had already become yesterday’s news – now our phones had better technology. You snooze, you loose – is today’s technology mantra. Another way to say it, I guess.

Today, our lives are on a rapid merry-go-round. We get acclimated to a new job, or a new home, new child, new neighborhood, new neighbors, new government leadership… and then – things change.  And next, we are back to the unknown – fear and doubt attack our minds and we once again must face our fears, take a step of faith, and hope it works out.  Well, with God it does work out. We know he is able. The kicker question is this: will we choose to trust and obey?

Our grandparents and great grandparents were probably one of the first generations to face multiple major changes in the world. One could argue that this past century our earth has been through as many changes as all previous centuries put together. It’s amazing to think that before this, “normal” included having the same job until you retire, living in one home, in the same state (if not town) for the duration. Today, changes happen at a rapid pace. Entire families can fly to the other side of the world on whim and start fresh and anew.

Maybe this explains the growing lack of concentration in many people today – a condition that may include various forms of ADHD. Soon change will be so normal, that when some remains for even a period of several months, people won’t be able to handle the boredom. “Give me change now!”

As you wrap your head around “life in 2015” I hope you take time to pray and ask God to give you clear direction on where He wants you to be.  He may bring big changes that you didn’t expect. The good news is He is more than able to help you adapt and embrace the change.  Until next time, Jeff

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Hanging on

I love cats!

“They taste just like chicken.” Ha ha.

You’ve heard that joke too often, no doubt. But seriously, growing up – we had a cat in our household for a time. We loved that fur ball.

My brothers and I, still being barely past puberty, would find the most impossible crevices and death-defying physical scenarios for our cat to try to figure out. Usually triple back flips and last second, spread-eagle reaches were required.

I don’t know, maybe that cat was bored and found our obstacle courses were too easy for him. He always made a perfect landing.

I feel sometimes that my life is similar to my cat in certain ways.

I seem to occasionally come across scenarios that are impossible for me to get out of in my own power. Maybe that’s why Paul said, “I rejoice in my weaknesses.” He went on to explain that God shows his strength in our weakness.

People may blame and accuse you for not being superhuman. Hypocrisy aside, it’s ridiculous to expect perfection in others when God comes to bring His awesome power to the weakest and feeblest of us!

It sounds trite, perhaps. Trials are definitely no fun. And unlike my cat’s experiences, God is always there holding us and even carrying us through the difficult parts of our journey.

So do you really want the way to get God’s power?

Get weaker!

Let yourself be in the impossible positions of life, like my cat, and watch God do something truly supernatural.

Happy landings!

Jeff