A New Thing

Finished a new song today.  That’s not only exciting, it’s a huge relief!  I’ve got another 5 or 6 in the works that need some attention so completing this one – titled “Unchanged” – moves it from “To Do” to “Done”.

Hubby’s last day in the pulpit at First Baptist Church of Fort Dodge was Easter Sunday.  (I promise this seemingly random statement holds relevance!)  There were a variety of reasons behind the move.  But the one that matters for this story is the fact that he and I were feeling called – pulled?  maybe pushed a little?! – into a new ministry venture that combined his preaching and my music.  Sort of a “traveling package deal” if you will.

So we’ve started working through the organizational details and “Legacy Ministries” is slowly coming to life.  There is still some paperwork to do – seems like there is ALWAYS paperwork to do! – but we have a website, a Facebook page, etc. so we’re on our way!  (You can check out the website HERE and the Facebook page HERE.) It’s exciting and scary all at the exact same time.

It seems fitting that I finished a new song on the day that we started creating the web presence for the ministry.  Especially this particular song.

It’s all about God’s unchanging nature.  It focuses on the names, titles, or descriptions for God.  Sounds simple.  But it’s a recent focus for me – exactly what do the names and descriptions of God mean?  What impact should they have on my life?

It all boiled down to one thing.  He doesn’t change.  He never has.  His methods might change.  Scripture itself says so –

Isa. 43:19 – “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

But even when he is doing something new, his inherent character never alters.  Not even a little.  So while hubby and I are being called into a “new thing”, the message is unchanged.  So, while the path we’re on has taken a major turn, the one guiding our steps is the same.

Heb. 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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