Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing…
Taking God’s extended hand of grace…
I have a technical/theological question for you to think about. However, it will not require a “deep” l answer. I admit it is possibly a controversial question but I am going ahead and put it to you with the hope it does not stir up a debate. My sole purpose in asking it is to set you thinking on how your relationship with God has impacted, impacting, and will impact your life.
I am sure you’re familiar with Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT) Here’s my question: When you think about your life from beginning to end do you think God was a pre-planner or an adapting-planner? By pre-planner I mean do you think God had it planned from the very beginning of your life that you’d be reading this particular Glory Seed on this particular day? By adapting-planner I mean do you think God saw your need for this Glory Seed for some future experience so He adapted His plan for your life to put you and I on the same path on this particular day.
While you’re mulling my question over I’ve a scripture for you to consider. “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude” (Psalm 46:1–3, NLT)
Remember I said the question was a technical/theological one and it would not require a “deep” answer? I am not sure whether you think God is a pre-planner or an adapting-planner but neither of those is the response I was looking for. I was looking for you to say, “It doesn’t really matter, what really matters is God is in my life helping me every step of the way.” The point I want to make is there are things going on in our everyday life that will try to take us on a “fishing expedition” in answer to, “Why is this happening to me?” And while we are on a “technical/theological fishing expedition” we are not leaning the promise, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
There are times when we need to take off our thinking cap lay it aside and take God’s extended hand of grace.
Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!
GRACE and PEACE,
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