Thursday, June 23, 2011



Have you ever gone into a situation wondering what in the world God was doing? Feeling abandoned and lost, questioning whether God is really in control of the situation? Then, once all is said and done, you look back and see God's fingerprints all over it. From every aspect and during every moment, God was sovereign and in control; yet your eyes were not open enough to see Him during those times.

I can't tell you how many times I have felt like that. Times when I feel like nothing else could go wrong and my life is ruined forever. However, my fleshly feelings are not to be trusted, and here I am today without a ruined life. It's funny how sometimes we search and look to find what we say is "God's Will" and seem to not find it. But do you really think that God would hide from us, His beloved, the divine will He has for our life? No, that doesn't seem very characteristic of Him.

Matthew 10:38-39 (New American Standard Bible)
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.

Rather than hiding His Will for us, I believe that God's Will is placed right before our very eyes. Yet so many times we tend to look right over it because it does not fit our selfish ideas and desires. God's Will is where He is, where His fingerprints lie. He does not desire us His perfect plan to be hidden, but to be found and put into practice. You see, when we are in His Word and living our lives accordingly, His Will is perfectly clear. I have come to find out that those times when life is chaotic and I am confused, are the times that I am not really living as I should. Those words in God's precious, holy book are challenging and not easily followed.

C. S. Lewis once wrote, "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."

If we live our lives with Christ at the center, with infinite importance, than we can do no wrong. We can go nowhere contrary to His Will if He is the center of our life. Only when Christ starts to slide away do we question what His Will may be. God's ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts, His plan is not usually our plan. God's Will is not for us to live comfortably, safely, with mundane thoughts and goals. God's Will is for us to live radically for Him, for life.

Acts 17:30 (The Message)
The unknown is now known, and He's calling for a radical life-change.

In His Love,

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