The Satisfaction of Sameness
Another day in Ghana. Up before daylight, coffee and devotional reading, then breakfast with our team. Tuesday morning felt just like every other day here.
Our Ghanaian team members arrive in our four vehicles, knock on our doors, ask us about our night, and then remark, “We are ready to set out” which means we are about to embark on another journey into the bush to speak in schools and villages. It really is another day in Paradise.
Each place we speak we are able to share personal copies of the Bible with those who want them. It is a blessing indeed to place into the hands of new believers their very first copy of the scripture made possible by the financial gifts of our friends in America. These students and teachers hold the bible tightly or begin to thumb through them looking and anticipating the Word of God. Every day is the same.
Sometimes I look too hard for something new and exciting to write about in these blogs, but today God reminded me that we should rejoice in the sameness of the consistent faithfulness of God. He has made a way for us to give the people here the one thing that lasts forever. Remember, the Bible says,
“The grass withers and the flowers fade,
but the Word of our God stands forever.”
— Isaiah 40:8 NLT
Most of these people I will never see again (this side of Glory) but I am confident that we are investing into their lives the things that are really important. I wonder, are you today rejoicing over the sameness that God allows you to experience each day? Don’t waste your time looking for newness and unfamiliar, rather remain faithful in doing what you know God has called and commissioned you to do. Whatever your assignment, job, or responsibilities in life you can be sure of God’s Word,
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father …
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were
working for the Lord rather than for people.
— Colossians 3:17, 23 NLT