The purpose of God, O Soul, goes forward in his time, among the peoples of the world. The Lord pursues his goal. His timing is not yours. Your impatience places God within your limits. He will see his will through to the end. He will accomplish his plan. Your present discomfort does not go unnoticed. It serves God’s purpose. Learn and grow. Serve and watch. Pray to him who hears, and love as he loves.
The difficult day we deem a total waste
The sovereign Lord still blessed and used and graced.
In the secular American culture, if we believe in God at all, it is hard for us to believe that God is profoundly interested in the ordinary activities of human beings; profoundly interested in a young man chasing his father’s donkeys who have escaped their pen, or profoundly interested in the time and talent of a young man making his living by extorting money from his neighbors who pay taxes. Is it possible that God is profoundly interested in what I am doing today? In what you there at your computer are doing? In what we could be doing for the Kingdom today?
Is it possible that God is inviting, calling, cajoling us to come join HIS enterprise of saving the world? It is not only possible . . . it is the promise and fulfillment of all that is important about being human. Saul and Levi can help us see that as ordinary as we might be, God has great things in mind for us. Things far more important than any petty pursuit of our own. Let’s go – it is a new year and a new opportunity to become what we were born to be. “This will be a sign for you, that the Lord has anointed you . . .”
God uses events to bring forward his will. Interesting connection in the post above.
Have faith. Trust in God. Believe that he will provide. Has he not done so in the past? Has he not cared for your every need? Have you not seen his hand move when you were helpless? Are you not his child, in Christ? Did you not obey the gospel and receive his grace? God cares for his own. He has promised to care for those who seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Rest in him. Be at peace. Know that he is God and he sees your need. Give thanks for his goodness toward you.
To rest in God takes no small effort.
For you I pray. Please pray for me.
The faithful God will never disappoint.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
Come, O Spirit, order my life.
If I could give a person any gift, it would be a vision of God’s glory. A full and loving response would flow from that vision and sustain him at every turn.
Drudge tweet: “World’s top scientists baffled universe hasn’t destroyed self…”
World's top scientists baffled universe hasn't destroyed self…
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 24, 2017
Is it that hard? God sustains and upholds it until that day when he determines to destroy it.
Of the many beautiful and true ideas which the utterance ‘God is light’ suggests to us, three are specially prominent in this Epistle; intelligence, holiness, and communicativeness. The Christian, anointed with the Holy Spirit, and in communion with God in Christ, possesses  knowledge,  righteousness, and  necessarily communicates to others the truth which he knows and the righteousness which he practises.
The great commandment of Deut 6: love God. The great exhortation: obey God. The two are intimately connected.
There is not a moment when we are not in God’s thought. He has plans for each life, taking in its smallest events as well as its greatest. How secure it should make Christians feel at all times—to know that God is thinking of us, caring for us!
If God thinks of me so often, how often should I think of him?