So, Christmas is over. Everybody has their presents. We (myself included) are all at home playing with our new Apple, Samsung, etc. products. The hype is falling, and just before practicality sets in.....it's time for New Year's Eve (and THE day). So we have something else to be hype about. Soon, we'll be hearing a lot of 'new year, new me', but I believe that now, God is is saying 'new year, new things', and that's great, but......let's just get to it.
Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” The minute I read this, God started talking to me, and I’m simply here as a middleman, encouraging you the way He encouraged me.
(Sorry for the wait, chil’ it’s been quite a season, let’s get back to business, shall we?) There’s a story told in Daniel (chapter 3) of 3 young men. Their actual names are Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, but I say we call them Shad, Mel, & Buddy for the moment. To make an extended story short, King Nebuchadnezzar (King Neb) promoted Daniel, & Daniel pulled his friends (Shad, Mel, & Buddy) up the ladder with him. Then, King Neb made a pretty impulsive decision, had a gold statue created (100 feet tall) & declared that when the people heard “the song”, everybody was to stop what they were doing, & worship…the gold statue. Don’t want to worship King Neb’s rash decision? Well, we’ll just have to burn you alive (so we now have impulsive decisions & pretty harsh consequences). It worked pretty well, until….
Words from the Author
At the end of the day, these posts are the thoughts that run through my mind. These are the lessons I've learned. The doors that I've walked through. The path I've chosen. This is part of what it means to be me. Hopefully, it'll help you be...you. Let's grow together, kay?
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