At first Joe didn't like this new arrangement. He thought it was "odd". But, his first early morning sit - looking out over the horizon with coffee in hand as the morning sky brightened - made him a lover of the chairs by the window.
In the Health for Life program I run, in our first two weekly classes, about every 20-25 minutes or so I ask people to get up and change seats. The first time they do it, they just oblige. But, the second and third times I tell them to change seats, they get annoyed because they are all settled in and comfy. I then tell them this program is all about change. They can have a "lightbulb" moment, but somehow it doesn't make it any less bothersome to them.
Isn't that how most of us are to any form of change in our lives? Resistant. We are such creatures of habit that the tiniest bit of change can throw us for a loop. Change is bothersome.
In a blink of an eye, with the ring of the telephone, our whole world can change. And those changes can be heartbreaking or scary. But, thank God our stability need not change in the midst of circumstantial shifts.
For our stability should be our faith in The LORD, because He changes not.
For I Am The LORD; I do not change. ~Malachi 3:6
Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times. ~Isaiah 33:6And His Wisdom and knowledge (from His Word) will provide stability within our souls no matter how unstable our circumstances may be at the moment.
Change is inevitable. It comes to all of us. But, may we cling to God and His Wisdom to keep us stable, secure, and peaceful within.
Thank you for letting me share my chair-side muse with you this morning.
Because of Him and Unto Him,