Saturday, October 08, 2005

Are we there yet?

Ecclesiastes 11:5
5 As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed [a] in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

If you have decided to partner with God, you must understand and believe that you are a work of God, sometimes just knowing this, is the only thing that keeps you going. At the present time you may not understand what HE is doing, but do not let this lack of understanding stop you from following HIS gentle promptings to ‘press on’ OR ‘wait’ – sometimes both.

Do not fight this seemingly fruitless dependence on your maker; rather humbly accept that HE is in control and that you do not know (vs.5). Jeremiah says that we are like clay in the hands of the potter, clay does not participate ‘actively’ in the work of the potter, it only makes itself readily available to the potter.

In today’s world, we can plot the track of hurricanes, put man in space, peer down on the world via maps and satellites and feel we own the place.

But humility is accepting that with God, sometimes you do not know the ‘what’, the ‘when’ or the ‘how’, but yet you keep stumbling forward, trusting deeply, waiting patiently - knowing that your maker will make you.

Prayer: Lord, sometimes I feel confused and I do not know what is next, help me to continue to trust in you and not stray away from your path, In Jesus name, Amen.

Ecclesiastes 11
1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
2 Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there will it lie.
4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed [a] in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.

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