DIG for Wednesday the 30th of December…..it is not God that needs to change…..Hebrews 13 v 8

I’m a few days behind with my DIGs (no condemnation though) and am writing this one on the first day of a new year.

Social media is full of wishes for this year; with lists of changes people aim to make as the year progresses.

Many are hoping God will do this and God will do that, thinking that God is the agent of change in their lives.

This is not true.

God does not change and does not change the way He relates to us.

If we had a bad 2015 it was not because God willed it; God in fact willed that all should be saved and that all would live in health and abundance (2 Peter 3 v 9 and 3 John 2).

Jesus is the express image of God and if we read in the Word about Jesus we can transfer that knowledge onto God.

The Word says Jesus does not change so God does not change (Hebrews 13 v 8).

If there is something wrong in your life it is not because God wills it, it is because you live in a fallen world or that you are thinking inappropriately and speaking out lies.

If you want a better year it is not God that needs to change.

You need to change.

Yes, you can ask the Lord to help you, but it is you that needs to renew your mind, change the way you think and change what you speak out over your life.

Don’t ask God to change your life, take control and change your own life.

Speak this out today…..”Thank You Lord that as a man thinketh so is he, and thank you that death and life are in the power of my tongue”.

Hebrews 13 v 8…..Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever

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DIG for Tuesday the 29th of December….. Abba Father, the third time…..Romans 8 v 15

Jesus used the term Abba Father as did the Holy Spirit, and the wonderful truth is that you can use this to.

You can call Father God in this affectionate and intimate way; you can approach Him and call him Dad.

Once saved we are adopted into His family and we have His Spirit within us so we too can say Abba Father (Romans 8 v 15).

This truth should change the way that we see Father God.

This truth should change the way that we come before Father God.

This truth should change the way that we pray and speak to Father God.

Under grace, under the new covenant, we have the right and privilege to approach God as our loving and affectionate father, not as a judge and executioner.

This is the way God wants us to come to Him, metaphorically He wants us to approach on our feet with our heads held high not crawling on our bellies begging and pleading in an attitude of fear.

For too long we have been under the impression that God is angry with us.

This is not true, we are righteous in His eyes and we have been adopted into His family.

Right now you can come before God and say, Abba Father; you can use this intimate and affectionate term for Almighty God.

That is your right, through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Use that right this morning.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I too can now call you Abba, Father”.

Romans 8 v 15…..For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we can cry, Abba, Father