Most people enjoy going “back home” to where they grew up just so they can find some familiarity, but often things are not the same anymore.  Last year I went to see my childhood home, and had an image in my mind of how it was when I left.  Guess what?  It changed!  My childhood friends had all turned into old geezers, except for me, of course.  I hardly knew my way around anymore.  Many of the houses I remembered as a child were no longer there, or had been so changed I hardly recognized them.   New homes stood where there were vacant lots before.  I grew up on a lake with few homes around it.  Now, there’s barely space to mow between them all.  Many of the old landmarks I knew as a child are gone.  Most all of the dirt roads I used to joyfully explore on my bike had been paved.  Somehow, I felt lost and disconnected, and it just wasn’t “home” anymore.
   In a world that is ever changing, isn’t it nice to know there’s someone you can go to that never changes?  It is written in Hebrews 13:8; Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Though I’ve never seen Jesus face to face, I know He’s the same Jesus today as He was two thousand years ago, or two million years ago.  It’s such a comfort to me to know that I don’t have to play guessing games, trying to figure out what Jesus is like today.  He hasn’t changed a bit.  You might know someone that is one way on one day, and another way on another day, but it isn’t like that with Jesus.  What pleased Him two thousand years ago pleases Him today, and what He didn’t like then, He doesn’t like today, either.  If you think Jesus changes like the weather, think again.  People think that because society changes, that God changes to “go with the flow”, but that just isn’t so. 
   Funny thing, churches vote whether to accept things in the body of Christ that God said “THOU SHALT NOT” to thousands of years ago, and foolishly think that God will change His mind because society is “advancing”.  I say “foolishly” because after having read the Bible several times, I notice God never lies, He never changes, and He never breaks His promise.  I can’t think of anything we need more than a rock-solid anchor in an ever-changing world.  Fads come and go. What’s in today is out tomorrow, and confusion abounds everywhere.  But we never need wonder what’s going on with God. 
   Many people ask me to pray for them, so I go to my Bible to see exactly what God says about their particular situation.  Everything you can think of is covered in the Bible. We can’t catch God by surprise with something He hasn’t already thought of.  We are told to pray the will of God, and it’s important to not ask for something God said NO to, wouldn’t you say?  So once I’ve established that God said they can have that which they desire, I pray and believe it is done as we asked.  But often, even after sharing with someone what the Bible says about their situation, they are quick to add, “Yeah, but you just never know what God is going to do.”  All we have to do is read the Bible, and we will know EXACTLY what He will do.  He always does according to His Word, so if you want to know what He is going to do, READ THE BIBLE!!!
   When people need healing, I ask, What does the Bible say?   You can’t ask for anything with confidence unless you know God will say yes.  It is written in John 5:19, Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what He seeth the Father do:  for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.   Then Jesus said in John 10:30, I and My Father are One.  That settles any argument you can come up with.  If Jesus did it, then it’s the Father’s will.  If Jesus healed then, and He changes not, then He heals today.  After all, we wouldn’t want to pray for someone the Lord doesn’t want to heal, would we?  Can we truly know who the Lord wills to heal?  Sure….read the Book!  It says He healed all who came to Him.  What about the ones who didn’t come either in person or by proxy?  Simple: they weren’t healed.  People might argue that there still sick people left in Israel after Jesus healed the multitudes.  Sure.  Why?  The ones who didn’t come didn’t get healed.  What’s so hard to understand about that?  However, never ONCE did Jesus refuse to heal anyone who asked of Him.  He had only this requirement:  FEAR NOT, BELIEVE ONLY.  By the way, that is STILL the only requirement.  Jesus didn’t require the sick to repent of their sins, or pay their tithes, or even forgive those who had sinned against them as a condition for receiving their healing.  And if Jesus didn’t require it, then why are we doing it today?  Don’t take my word for it, go look it up for yourself!  Then quit making excuses for unbelief and fear.  They will keep you out of the blessings of God every time!.
   It is written in 3 John 2, Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.  Does God want His kids sick and broke?  Do YOU want YOUR kids to be sick and broke?  I rest my case.  But first, your SOUL has to prosper, and your soul can’t prosper and be in health if you don’t know the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Once you’ve taken that step, it’s like building a house, one brick at a time.  It doesn’t all happen at once, but as you seek God day by day and get to know His unchanging nature, His unconditional love, and the integrity of His Word, the bricks start becoming a wall pretty quickly.  As you build upon His love, pretty soon you start seeing major changes in your life, GOOD changes.  For one thing, worries flee, because you’ll learn if God be for you, who can be against you?  The uncertainty that lurks around every corner affecting everyone else no longer affects your life, because you know God will never leave or forsake you, and you’ll be at peace.  You won’t mind that, will you?
   In today’s world full of uncertainty, your world can be peaceful and stable, because Jesus never changes. I’m not trying to change the whole world, just yours.