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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When God wants to bless you (the refresher course)…

In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.
Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

When God wants to bless you, He is not deterred by your desires, your plans, or your expectations. For the last few days, I’ve come to appreciate that sometimes the blessing you’re about to receive is waiting for you to get right. I do not know whether the season I’m in right now is nearing its end, but I have learned to praise Him through my circumstances. I have learned to share His message whether I’m happy or sad. I’ve learned that even though I think I know what I want, when God moves, you might actually see the joy and the possibilities in something you never could have imagined.
...no force on earth will stop Grace, no
more than man can halt the rising of the sun.

God does things so much bigger than we can imagine. In studying Proverbs 16, Henry’s commentary explains the scripture as follows:
But let men devise their worldly affairs ever so politely, and with ever so great a probability of success, yet God has the ordering of the event, and sometimes directs their steps to that which they least intended…If men devise their way, so as to make God’s glory their end and his will their rule, they may expect that he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace, so that they shall not miss their way nor come short of their end.

He requires of us only obedience through surrender, and that we would glory Him in all we do.  It’s not much to ask, and the rewards are great. Only a day ago I couldn’t have imagined imagining all that might lie ahead; just a day ago. When God opens your heart, breaks through your fear and your pride, because you’re broken, you are open to possibilities you could never conceive.

We couldn’t handle knowing the master plan; and that is why He is God, Alone. So you see, when God intends a blessing for you, there is no force on earth that will stop Grace, no more than man can halt the rising of the sun. That is the refresher. That is today’s evidence that God is good.

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