That’s the Plan



Worrying over the details.

More planning.


Many of us spend a lot of time in these activities.

I know I do.

Then we read in Proverbs 19:21.May 17 2016 plans

“Many are the plans of a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

We  need to remember that.

I need to remember that.

And humbly submit to his purposes – making them my purposes.

My family experienced an earth-shaking tragedy this week.  All of our plans have been blown apart.

I am trusting that God will use this for his purposes and he will reveal those purposes as we faithfully continue to run the race for which we were called here on earth.

Life is very short.  Let’s dedicate ourselves to loving God and loving others.

We love you, Abba Father.

What is in Your Hand?

What do we already have?

How can we use it for God’s purposes?Jan 22 2016 what is in your hand

We may think we’re not smart enough or rich enough or talented enough for God to use us.

Moses thought he didn’t speak well enough to go back to Egypt and talk to Pharoah for God.  He was also afraid that the Israelites wouldn’t believe that God had sent him.

Moses was afraid because he was focused on himself.

God, Creator of the Universe, has no limitations.

He used what Moses already had in his hand – a staff.

Today, God asks us to do the same thing – to use what he has already given us.

And to trust that he’ll show up.  He will accomplish his purpose through us.  Through our faith in him.  When we’re focused on God and not our own limitations.

What do we already have in our hands that we can use for God’s purposes?

Please open our eyes, Abba Father.

Mysterious Ways

Not one but two pagan Persian rulers decreed that the Temple of God in Jerusalem should be rebuilt.  And the second one also decreed that the Persian government was going to pay for it!  And – amazingly – they also paid for the sacrifices that were going to be made in the temple to celebration its completion!Sept 25 2015 mysterious ways

What was up?

This is hard to believe.

It doesn’t make sense!

It was God.  He was using pagan kings to rebuild his temple.

He is the same today.

He can use anybody anywhere to do his will.  And he does.

They don’t have to be believers and they don’t have to be listening to him.

God is in total control of all creation.  Of all creatures.

He will accomplish his purposes perfectly, using whatever and whoever he wants.

When we are in tune with God, we will see what he’s doing and be able to join him even when his activity shows up in the most unlikely places…in the most unusual circumstances….in the most mysterious ways.

We’re listening and watching, Abba Father.