A moment for reflection:
by Morag Cameron
Indeed, My plans are not like your plans,
and My deeds are not like your deeds," says the Lord, "for just as the sky is higher than the earth,
so My deeds are superior to your deeds
and My plans superior to your plans.
One of the many amazing things about God is His love and continuing patience with humanity. In spite of our repeated thoughts of turning away from Him, He still sends His Word of change and help to us. In Isaiah God was telling the children of Israel His plans were not theirs. The same is true for us today as His plans are not our plans and we can’t ever comprehend the extent of His purposes for our lives.
We shouldn’t be as mindless as the children of Israel to think and act as if we know what God is thinking and planning. He has given us His Word as a guide to lead us here on earth and His Holy Spirit to help us live godly lives and our daily prayer should be to live every second obedient to His Word and Holy Spirit.
God’s knowledge and wisdom are far greater than any human’s. We cannot make His plans and purposes conform to ours. Instead, daily, we should strive to fit into His.
God is infinite. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. 1 Kings 8:27
God is sovereign. God is sovereign over the plans of humans. The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9
God knows all. For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 1 John 3:20
God existed before the beginning. I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be. Proverbs 8:23
God’s plans for us are always for good and not for evil. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. Jeremiah 29:11
Choose to daily allow only His plans and purposes for our life come to pass.
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We acknowledge You as our Saviour and Lord. Thank You for the greatness of Your world. So many times fear and uncertainties make us want to do our own things without You. Help us repent of that today and submit our life to Your plans alone.