Daily Truth: “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Malachi 3:6
Change is a word that causes people to react in many different ways. Some love it. Some hate it. For me, it depends on what kind of change we are talking about. I like to switch the wall color (I think our house has shrunk in square footage as often as I change the wall colors). I like to move the furniture around. I like to darken my hair color (which is what prompted this blog). I love the change of seasons (I hope this one happens soon).
Some changes I don’t like. I don’t like moving. I don’t like seeing my children go from little to big. I don’t like change that drastically reshapes your life. I don’t like having to change plans at the last minute. It’s little changes that I like. Some change is good.
After a VERY frustrating day a couple weeks ago, my hubs and I sat down and changed the way we assign the chores. I was having all 4 kids help empty the dishwasher at the same time. They all had different sections to empty. However, it was causing way too many fights and frustrating mom every morning. So, we now have the kids do their jobs on a rotating basis. One morning the oldest empties the dishwasher, the 2nd feeds the pets, the 3rd loads the washer, and the 4th sets the table. Then every day the kids rotate to the next job on the list. Fights are at a minimum now in the mornings. Duh! Such a simple change. Why didn’t I think of that!!! Kids, like adults, deal with change differently. One of my boys almost cannot handle any sort of change without going a little spastic.
My other son has to ask over and over again “why” and “how come” just to get it all set in his mind. Both of my girls are homebodies. So, whenever there is a change in routine, mom has to get creative. Thus comes next week. There is going to be a bit of a change in routine in our house for about a week. My sister is coming to help me and my hubs with something and we will have to have our arsenal full of ideas to keep the kids from overreacting. I am thinking we might have to do a surprise night each night like I did the week my hubs was on a business trip. Movie night. Dessert night. (Huge in our fam). Sleep over at grandma’s. Present from mom and dad. My sister is good at the creative part. She loves spending time with the kids and they all adore her! Things change. Life changes. Sometimes rapidly. One thing we can count on is that God does NOT change.
His plans for us do not change. His character does not change. His love for us does not change. He is constant. Hebrews 6:17-19 shows us we can anchor our lives on the fact that God is immutable – unchanging. My kids will say to me, “Did you change your never mind?” God doesn’t change “His never mind”. Until next time, Rebekah