Friday, 17 March 2017

Still the SAME God


Music is an integral part of worship and I have come to attest to the fact that worship songs are sermons presented lyrically; so actually worship songs can be equated to sermons. 

But another novel realisation; depending with the situation, we listen to music with different perspectives. But its just more than listening. Okay listening is a core element and its inherent in this matter however listening with understanding counts.

So it has taken me an insurmountable amount of time to finally comprehend these two key aspects; Listening and Understanding "Listening with Understanding"

I have been listening to this song, GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN By Lynda Randle" for some time but somehow I got a novel and profound understanding of the whole idea in the song about two weeks ago.  Since then I have listened to the song close to innumerable times. And everyday it speaks volumes to me.

God of the mountain by Lynda Randle
Verse 1
Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind, like you've never known
But things change, when you're down in the valley
Don't lose faith, for your never alone

Chorus:
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley
When things go wrong, he'll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night

Verse 2
We talk of faith way up on the mountain
But talk comes easy, when life's at its best
Now its down in the valley, trials and temptations
That's where your faith is really put into the test

Chorus:
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley,
When things go wrong, he'll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night

So as human beings, its evident that we assume variable characters when faced with different situations. What we talk of when we are up the mountain is not the same talk when we are down the valley; "a very peculiar and intrinsic human character?"

Up the mountain
We are happy,
we are fulfilled,
Everything shines so bright,
And life is at its best

And the same us down in the valley
The happiness fades,
We feel void
Everything appears dim all over a sudden
And life is intolerable

Lessons
God is still the same up in the mountain and down the valley; If God sees us through our success ladder, what makes us think that He is not present when we are down the same ladder?  When that relationship is flourishing and the career prospering and the studies coming along well and the business picking up He is still the same God. Even when all the good things we have and all the good people turn against us He is still the same God. HE DOES NOT CHANGE.  
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever

Trials and Temptations will always creep in.It does not mean that if we incline ourselves to doing Gods will; trials and temptations are inevitable.  Trials and temptations (T&T)  are a conspicuous factor all the time especially in the christian journey; HOWEVER, we can not allow the T&T to compromise our understanding of Gods ability and power . No matter how enormous, difficult and challenging the situation gets,trust me Gods view of the situation is different, perhaps its pint sized.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Do Not loose FAITH. How easy is it to keep on trusting God in tough times? At times we are savaged by a series of bouts and everything that once seemed perfectly knit dismantles. This is the period when our faith goes rocky- "The storm period" . However there are no situations that are meant to be permanent  because eventually, not long, the storms will calm. 

Psalms 62:8 
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.



Blessings lovelies๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—.All is well 

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