Take good counsel and accept corrections–that’s the way to live wisely and well. We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails. Proverbs 19:20-21 Message
We think we know but do we really know? We ask for God’s plan and we get a glimpse and say, “I see!” But seeing what we see and seeing the end and the road to that end is something completely out of our view.
Two well known verses come to mind:
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23
I’ve covered these in prior blogs, but let me add to it that only God knows the end from the beginning. Why? Because He doesn’t work within the boundaries of our time. God works outside of time so He know’s everything about everything. He saw the end of your life at the beginning of your life. His entire plan for you, done! Not because we don’t have a free will, but because he saw our choices before we made them and accommodated for them.
God has always desired for you to have intimate relationship with Him. He created you for that! But He won’t force himself or His plans on you, He simply beckons you to come. Your plan B can become your plan A if you choose to surrender to Him and trust Him just as a child trusts.
I know, you’re an adult, right? You don’t need anyone to take care of you, you can take care of yourself. That is until you need Him. Until you’re desperate for a miracle healing, a miracle provision, then you’re all in! He wants you for you and needs you to want Him for Him. Not to come to Him with your Christmas list and challenge, but with a broken spirit submitting to the Father Spirit.
I surrender to You! My heart belongs to You, not just in name, but in actions. I just want to know more about You. It’s in Your name and for Your glory, Amen.
Hope this song encourages you today!