The Accidental Pharisee

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday #17

Three of my favorite quotes on change:

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”
~ Pericles, Ancient Greek statesman

“Any change, even change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
~ Arnold Bennett, British novelist

“Don’t fear change; embrace it.” ~Anthony D’Angelo, author

My favorite Scripture verse about change:

Hebrews 13: 8 (NIV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Jesus doesn't change.
And for that truth--in the midst of a world that is full of change--I am thankful.
Thanks, Iris at Sting My Heart, for hosting Thankful Thursday!

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  • I LOOOOOVEE that verse too. MY favorite of all time, because everything in life changes, but Jesus & His Word do not Change. They are truth, and the truth sets us free! I am so thankful for that too!

    By Blogger He And Me + 3, At September 25, 2008 at 5:12 AM  

  • Change is the essence of life here on earth! Thankful that there is one who does not change! Goodness knows, we need that stability! Thanks for sharing the quotes.

    By Blogger Denise, At September 25, 2008 at 5:53 AM  

  • Beth,

    What a verse to give us comfort in the midst of all this change!! Great post, I enjoyed it. Blessings to you today!!

    By Blogger Debra, At September 25, 2008 at 7:01 AM  

  • Great quotes and an awesome verse for a world that changes on a second-by-second basis. One of my favorite quotes on change is: "Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots." — Victor Hugo Happy Thankful Thursday!

    By Blogger Laurie Ann, At September 25, 2008 at 8:54 AM  

  • Blessings Beth...Thank you for sharing these great quotes & most importantly God's Word that tells us HE is UNCHANGING!!! What can count on HIM and that He is, was and will be the same! In this we can have confidence & assurance!
    I'm thankful that you have overcome much most recently and you are standing on solid ground!
    Praise God! Keep fighting! Stand firm! I will choose to embrace change and not fear it! I choose to be thankful for Jesus in the midst of this fallen world of chaotic changes! I'm thankful that you chose to visit me and leave with your uplifting encouragement!

    By Blogger Peggy, At September 25, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

  • Change is tough on me. I am thankful also that HE is the same! Great Post! Happy TT~

    By Blogger Cheryl, At September 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM  

  • Gosh, this is the second time today I'm reading about change. And frankly, I resist change. But if the Lord is leading, I need to cooperate. I'm glad to discover your blog today.

    By Blogger Debbie, At September 25, 2008 at 1:08 PM  

  • God does not change, there's not even a 'shadow of variableness' - but He does have a plan and He changes us fulfill our part in that plan. Some changes are more painful and challenging than others but His ultimate plan is to give us a future and a hope. Thanks so much for this post.

    By Blogger Marcia, At September 25, 2008 at 1:34 PM  

  • Hey Beth,

    Thanks so much for dropping by today. It's always so good to hear from you.

    Loved those quotes!!

    And of course the scripture you choose on how Jesus never changes.

    Praise God for that~

    Blessings to you my friend~

    By Blogger Susan, At September 25, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

  • great quotes! and love how you tied that verse in too. shows that we need to change, but God doesn't need to change. and yet He enables us to change.

    By Blogger gail, At September 25, 2008 at 7:25 PM  

  • Blessings to you. I love the truth of Hebrews 13:8.

    By Blogger Front Porch Legacy, At September 25, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

  • i thank the Lord that He doesn't change. I'm thankful because our Lord is not fickle minded like most of us. thanks for praying, beth. God bless. ♥

    By Blogger Pia, At September 25, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

  • I too am thankful for the comfort of knowing that our Lord is the same for always.

    Have a blessed weekend!

    By Blogger Serendipity, At September 25, 2008 at 10:54 PM  

  • “Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

    that is sooooo cool

    How ya been?
    How's Amy doin??!!!!!!!

    By Blogger Shabby Olde Potting Shed, At September 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM  

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