Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
– Hebrews 13:8 NASB
Being the same yesterday and today and forever is a good thing…if you’re perfect. The Lord Jesus Christ is perfect, so the fact that He’s the same yesterday and today and forever is a good thing. A very good thing.
You and I are not perfect and therefore it’s not a good thing if we are the same yesterday and today and forever. Not a good thing at all.
Jesus offered Himself to the world that the world might become more like Him – one person at a time, one day at a time.
This is what today is supposed to be about for you and me: obeying the Lord Jesus so as to become more like Him. And if we can put together a succession of such days, then the world becomes a better place because we are becoming more and more like the One who gave His life for us.
We need Jesus to be unchanging…and He is. He wants us to be changing…therefore, let us change. Today.
(Remember that prayer is more about listening than talking. Use the words below to start yourself, but then allow time to reflect more on the Scripture above before you say the “Amen.” During that time of quiet reflection, let God shape your thoughts and wait for a sense of peace to come. That’s your signal to say “Amen” and go forth to the day.)
Lord, help me to think about how I can be more like You today than I was yesterday…(this is where you remain quiet in order to let Him work in your thoughts)… Amen.