“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” Isaiah 55:9-11
There’s nothing quite like completing a project or finishing what you started. It’s so gratifying, the feeling you get when it’s done. Imagine for a moment how God felt when He spoke the worlds and hung the stars, separated light from dark, set boundaries for the oceans, made man and woman then saw it was all good and rested. Done!
Now imagine Jesus coming and doing the will of His Father, healing the sick and raising the dead, showing us a true picture of God as love, wrapped it all up when He hung on the cross and declared, “It is finished!” Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:15). Now that’s a completed project!
We think we get this, but we see such a small portion of His elaborate plan. It would take us a million lifetimes to understand the ways of God, yet we continue to press in with great expectation simply for the pleasure of intimacy with Him. “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11
Just as God attached assignments to each of His words, we too must give assignments to ours. For good and not evil. To bless and not curse. To encourage not discourage. To build and not tear down. Each and every day, watching our words, standing guard over them, not negate them or allow the enemy to steal it from our heart. We can’t be flippant carriers of the very keys to our future and the future of our families.
Father, as David prayed so long ago, Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. May the fruit of my lips bring You praise! May they accomplish the good assignments I’ve sent them to do. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory and the building of Your Kingdom, Amen.