Tuesday, April 1, 2014

+DEV+ In God's Thoughts

Date: April 1, 2014 11:15 PM
Topic: +DEV+  In God's Thoughts

In God's Thoughts

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb....All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." (Psalm 139:13 and 16b)

Scripture Focus: Mark 1:2-8; 6:17-27

Last time we moved - an unexpected opportunity necessitating a quick decision. I kept asking, "Lord is this the right way? If not, please close the door." But doors kept flying open.

Sometimes God's omniscient plan is obvious. John the Baptist's life was like that. His birth, name, God-driven life and ministry were all foretold. John was born, prepared spiritually, and then preached the baptism of repentance in preparation for Christ's message of forgiveness. He was imprisoned and martyred for this cause. That was John's life - prophesied, lived, and completed - beginning to end on track with God's map.

As much as we'd like the path to always be so clear, we all have experienced the opposite. Often we feel like the children's book character Waldo in glasses and striped shirt, hidden in a sea of people and activity. Where am I anyway? Be assured that God planned and watched over you from before your birth, just as He did John. We are earmarked by Him and are never hidden from Him. He always knows where we are.

Insight: "We have been in God's thought from all eternity, and in His creative love, His attention never leaves us." (Michael Quoist)

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