As I prepare an oral presentation for class, I am awe-struck by His sovereignty.
Imagine a rear-view mirror. As you look deeply, you see His hand moving people and places around to prepare the way for your present-day life in Him.
Christ Himself is in the minute details, subtle nuances. He knows every bead of sweat off your brow. He allows us to experience pushback and hardship as we seek Him for strength to intentionally put one foot in front of the other on His path for our future.
What about that difficult season?
How did He bring you through? Whom did He send to give, to uplift, to lead?
I once heard a sister-in-Christ describe a time in her life in which she was painfully aware of His bountiful blessings. This sister had the spiritual sense a trial was coming. Then, her adult daughter was in a near-fatal car accident. This woman knew something was coming but knew not what.
How can we walk free of angst about the unknown? How can we thank God for every tear, every spiritual attack, every illness, every bill we can’t pay?
His Word is true. He is a faithful Father.
He says He will work ALL things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)..
There have been many times over the last six years with my Jesus that I have asked God why.
~Why did I not know You sooner?
~Why does my oldest son still have no friends?
~Why does this puppy think he is in charge?
If we are honest, our hearts ask heaven why more often than we care to admit.
God is able and infinitely power-full.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise, His greatness no one can fathom (Psalm 145:3).
He can handle any question or rebuttal.
Yet He is under zero obligation to answer.
Trusting Him means if we choose to look in the rear view mirror of our lives, we are seeking ways to praise and testify to His power and all-knowing ways.
Steer clear of the mind traps:
~why or why not
I am most certain the devil thinks he gets a point when we forget how Our Father holds us in His holy hands knowing what will come, what has come, and what is in our lives.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ (Isaiah 46:10).
Looking back for this class presentation, I am so very thankful for the way God led me to this very day. I am His chosen daughter, whom He admitted into seminary, whom He revealed His plans for Revival, whom He gave me this pastoral internship. I never would have or could have guessed this is where I would be, even just a short year ago.
Our plans are in vain, unless we are acting in accordance with His will guided by the Holy Spirit.Tweet
Let us pray with our long-ago brother Jeremiah:
Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. Discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure-not in Your anger, or You will reduce me to nothing (Jeremiah 10:23-24).
God knows what is to come, always before we do. That He is sovereign is truth to stand upon if we find ourselves worrying about the future or lamenting about the past. I used to be an uber-planner. Not so anymore. Currently, I plan things like appointments. Jason and I booked our 2021 vacations after Covid hit in 2020.
Each morning, however, I am practicing getting into the habit of asking the Lord, the One who knows what is to come even that day, to order my steps.
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Signing off to get back to my school work 🙂
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In His love,