Consistent

Consistency is what we are after. We long for stability and we are resistant to change. That is our lot as humans. We operate according to our feelings, and Lord knows they change from day to day - even minute to minute. We attempt to regulate our environment, hopefully causing consistency to occur around us if not within us. Our faucet says ’hot’ and our water is hot. Our air conditioner is set to cool and the air matches nicely. We set our motor vehicles to the current limit  and they purr along the highway with the speedometer steady. If inconsistency occurs in our mechanical world - we head for the repair shop. Meanwhile our emotions run all over the chart - sometimes in actual response to how our environmental controls (like air conditioners) are operating.

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No, we aren’t very steady as people. I love the old story of the husband and wife who were out for a Sunday drive. Pulling up to a stop sign, they noticed a young couple in front of them, in a shiny red convertible. The young lady was sitting as close to the driver as possible and he had his free right arm around her shoulders. “Remember when we used to sit like that?” said the elderly woman to her husband. After a few moments of silence, he turned to her and said, “I haven’t moved.”

My Bible tells me that God is consistent. He is the same today as He was yesterday. And, He will remain that way forever. No fluctuations. No repairs ever required. But if you have drifted away over time, you will find something new about Him as you “skooch” closer. His mercies are new every morning. Consistently.