Bible Ballistics: BBs #452 Is It Always MY Way???
Just a short word this morning, as I sit here watching the windmill turn in the breeze—and for Oklahoma, it’s nice to have a breeze and not the gusty winds we often have—and relish the beauty of God’s creation. I couldn’t help but think about how often we begin to think that we are the “creator” and have the right to tell God what to do. Yet God calls us to come to Him with our burdens, our needs and our frustrations, trusting to His provision and care not our own!
“For we have not an high priest
which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted
like as we are,
yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16
Praise God for His abundant grace and mercy—He saves us and calls us unto Himself, that we might know His goodness and faithful provision. As an old song says, “if I’d never had a problem, I wouldn’t know that He could solve them…” (Through It All, by Andre’ Crouch!), and we can trust all our cares to the One who gave Himself for us.
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
So instead of exalting ourselves in our own pride and self-importance, we must humble ourselves before The One who loves us and cares about everything in our life, especially His work of drawing us near to His own heart, to conform us into the image of His Son!
“And we know that all things work together
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed
to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29
No luck, no chance, but the mighty hand of Almighty God ever at work in the lives of His children to conform us “to the image of his Son” that we might have life “more abundantly” through Jesus Christ The Son! And the ultimate picture of the life that Jesus lived on earth is seen in one of my favorite passages. Ponder it today; think on it’s principles; feast on its power; and rejoice in the goodness of our God—and humble yourself in HIS presence—God’s got this (no matter what your “this” it!)
“Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the LORD,
and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Amen and Amen!!!