Sunday, July 20, 2014

Plans? God Has This One

Let the earth praise the Lord!
God's country - mountains!
We serve a great God, and it is always amazing to see His hand moving mountains in our lives.   His plans are incredible and I stand (bow, kneel, grovel) in awe of what He can do.

I told someone recently that although I'm teary-eyed over the impending departure of my college-bound daughter and our own cross-country move in another month (which means leaving so many dear friends), I am very excited to be standing on the threshold of the open door before us.   What new things will God have waiting for us?   New friends?   New challenges?   New experiences?   How will He stretch us and use us and fashion us?  

And then to consider how God laid the groundwork for this moment--maybe an eon ago?   For me.   For me?

King David once said something like this:  "It’s just too amazing, mind-blowingly amazing, to think about.”  
(see note 1 below)

I get it--what David meant--because wrapping my head around this whole deal in my life today is just head-shakingly, speech-defyingly amazing.   

David had another one where he said something like:  “What am I?  A worm of a man?  I’m nothing, and yet God—who created this whole universe and everything in it—God is thinking about me?  He’s thinking about how much He wants to be with me?” (see note 2 below)

He's in the tiny details, too
One of God's creations - flowers & photosynthesis!

If God could figure out the physics of throwing the universe together (and He did!) and the chemistry to create flowers that function via photosynthesis, then I trust no matter what's going on in my life or yours, today or tomorrow, a year ago or a year yet to be, He has it all handled.  

No matter how "it" turns out.  He's got it.

Trust Him.  He has this one.

"For I know the plans I have for you,
plans to prosper you & not to harm you,
plans to give you hope & a future.
THEN you will call upon Me
and come & pray to Me,
and I will listen to you.
You will seek Me AND find Me
when you seek Me with all your heart.
I will be found by you."
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

NOTE 1:  David's words from Psalm 139:5-6, 14b
"You hem me in--behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.... Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

NOTE 2:  David's words from Psalm 8:3-4
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"


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Titus Two FriendsDeb Hofland is a Christian wife of 35+ years 
and a mother to seven ... laughing at the days to come! 
  She loves encouraging young women and 
sharing her love for the Lord.

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