Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pondering this morning

I have been thinking this week about a verse I found in a book I have been reading.

We humans keep brainstorming options and plans,
but God's purpose prevails. Proverbs 19:21 The Message

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. NIV

Given the events this week of our dear friends losing their brand new home and so many precious belongings, I think of all the planning that went into their new home and all those hopes and dreams burned by fire. What is God's purpose here? We can play the Why game all day long with God and sometimes never see his overall greater good for us, but it causes one to just wonder?

A planner at heart, given the events this week, then stumbling across this verse. I know God is already using this to teach me a big lesson. As one who has pledged to God I want to serve him fully in this ministry, use me God as you would, I am shaken by this and God is searching my heart. He knows what's inside and to be honest, do I have other plans that God doesn't? Does He have a greater plan, than what's in my heart of hearts.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Yes, we must try to plan the events of our day, this is life and it is hard, there is much to be done in one day, BUT in the overall scheme of things, am I giving my days to HIM? Am I allowing His plan for each day, week, month, and year to prevail. It will whether we participate or not, God will get the glory, are we willingly participating in it? God doesn't need us to save the world, He can do that on His own, but HE wants us to be a part of it. Am I really letting Him use me in the way that I should? Oh how I want to be a part of it, Oh how I want to see God's Kingdom grow, and more and more Christians grow in Him, but how much do I REALLY participate in HIS plans and not my own? It's a lot to think about and maybe my theology is a little elementary, but I am just sharing my heart.


Anonymous said...

Excellent point! Thanks for sharing that this morning. So good. Elizabeth W.

Jo Ann Fore said...

One of the most difficult things to comprehend, trapped in our human minds, is why bad things happen to good people. And where God is in all of it.

Your "heart" thoughts are appreciated. Sincere and vulnerable. And reflect your understanding -- if of nothing else -- of God's sovereignty.

Thanks for sharing,
Jo Ann

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JMom said...

Just checking in to let you know I saw ME & J at the mall today with your sitter. They were doing great!! Hope ya'll are having fun!