I've always been amazed at cartoonists. They draw their characters week after week, and they always look amazing. They have develop such a consistency in their work and how they render their drawings. I've tried to create and recreate characters. I'm not very good at it. I can get things "close", but they are not consistent & look a bit "off".
In my life I try to be consistent. I try to be the same person in all situations...at home, work, online, talking, typing, painting, or whatever else I do. I believe living any other way would be completely exhausting. However, no matter how hard I try to be the same person in all situations...I fail. I'm not consistent. There are times I'm much more patient with my students than I am with my own children. I want people to hear me, but I do not have the time or patience to listen to others. I will give more grace/understanding to co-worker than my own wife. I will work harder & spend more time on my lesson plans than I will in God's Word. I do long to be consistent in my life, but I fall short.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1: 1-5
God is consistent. I know so many people long for something they can trust in...something they can believe in, but the world has failed them time & time again. Lets be honest...WE HAVE FAILED THEM TIME & TIME AGAIN! You ask non-Christians or non-church goers(who claim to believe) why they do not go to church....THE HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH! Now I will say that there are hypocrites everywhere. However, shouldn't the church be different? Shouldn't we live out the life we say we believe? Our God....from the very beginning...has been consistent. He has consistently loved us. He has consistently made a way for us to know Him. In the beginning...The Way was in place for us to know Him. He has never stopped pursuing a relationship with us!
When the world seems out of control, and you are struggling to continue on.....know He is there! He has always been there! He loves you. He has always loved you. It did not start on a "Silent Night"...it started IN THE BEGINNING! If that's not consistency...I don't know what is?
Dear Lord, we praise You for who You are!
We praise You for always being there for us...loving us.
We ask that you help us to be more like you
in every area of our lives. We want to be
consistent. Help us to be the vessels your light
shines through...not perfect... but willing to be used.
In Your Name Jesus