Friday, May 4, 2001, 6:55 A.M.
"As much as we might rest content in our plans, we ought to know better, for life has a way of going in unexpected directions, joyful or tragic as they may be."(Note: I don't have the reference for this quote, but it was written by Amy Welborn, not me)
This reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I (God) know the thoughts that I think toward you," says the Lord, "thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Amy Welborn continues in her devotional about how Saul was being prepared by God in all of his education and life's experiences, "combined with his God-given brilliance and strengths...tobring the Gospel to the entire world..." Then she concludes that "In a unique way, so it is for each of us. The road ahead is filled with surprises, but we walk in confidence, knowing that viewing life with the eyes of faith--God's eyes--we'll find a way to use everything that's happened for our growth and God's glory."
Lord, I pray today that You will take my life, with all it's unexpected curves and detours, and use me for Thy honor and glory. I realize that everything that happens to us in life is for a divine purpose. Nothing in our lives is wasted...
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says:
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."Verse 3:11 says:
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end."
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
I will close those thoughts for today with the words to a little song that I love: