I’m in a book club with a church I’ve known about since I was a kid. They have a new pastor and first lady who are doing great, innovative things. I’m so excited for them, the church, the community, and the Kingdom of God!
We’re reading Just Pray by Pastor John Hannah. The conversation was so good. And I’ve had so much going on I forgot that one of my comments was actually in the book. A lil shame but I kept it moving. Lol.
In response to a question, I let the person know that God can change His mind. I told her about Hezekiah and Moses. Then the first lady told us about Jesus.
Hezekiah was going through it and Isaiah came and told him he was gonna die. Bible study time. Please look up what’s near 🗣. Read it fa yaself (for yourself).
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and PRAYED prayed. 🗣A literal come to Jesus with the Man himself.
Isaiah went back to Hezzy and told him God heard him and he was extended more years of life. I think seven. The whole seven of it all in the Bible. 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣
God was siccud, SICK OF the children of Israel in the wilderness. My guy was ready to drop that fire he promised after the flood. 🗣🗣
Moses was like now wait. Hol up, hol up, HOL UP (hold up). 🗣 I’m pretty sure, definitely at least in his head, my guy was like “I did NOT go through everything since my mama put me in a basket and sent me down the water Pharoah’s to die out here like this”. They have a conversation. God changed his mind. 🗣
Things were NOT working between God and the children of Israel. He tried and tried. No matter what He did and how many times they were punished and delivered, they just couldn’t seem to get it right 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣
He eventually even stopped talking to them for YEARS. 400 I think. 🗣 Happy hunting. 😂🤣
I guess He missed them. Probably more like it was time to do what He knew He was gonna have to do all along. Cuz sometimes I think stuff happens and we have to go to Him to ask Him to do what He already wanted to do in the first place.
Along came, in the flesh, Jesus. And boy did God ever change His mind. Not only did He come for the Children of Israel, he came for the gentiles. Those who were not of the blood lineage of Abraham. The joy that brings me. I’m mighty grateful.
Since then I’m sure He has and hasn’t changed His mind.
He has probably changed his mind by answering some prayers.
But what He hasn’t changed His mind about? His love for us and desire to be in relationship with us now and for all eternity. We just have to accept salvation. We just have to see who He sees. And we have to make sure to answer to what He says (this one is a draft called Who Do You Love coming soooooon). And we have to let Him be God.
Try him. Cast your cares and leave them. Best decisions you’ll make.
Go be great. Someone’s counting on it.