|Posted on December 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM|
Is it not my family God has chosen? Yes, He has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success. 2 Samuel 23:5
Spoiler alert not every day of my life is exactly perfect. Things happen that go unplanned according my plans at least once a day. Not every day of my life is good. Things happen in my day I wouldn’t exactly call good. Don’t get me wrong there are moments in my day that are good if I am aware of and give thanks for like when my consciousness realizes I have been given the gift of mercy to live to fight another day Lamentations 3:23 to begin afresh each day, that is good to know. When I sit in bed with coffee and my devotionals and I get to share what I learn with the man in my life. When I am in no rush to jump out of bed and be ready to take someone somewhere these little things are good.
O people of the world, recognize the LORD, recognize that the LORD is glorious and strong. 1 Chronicles 16:28
But like I said on most days this is just not the case. There are those moments when I am running late, when the garage won’t close, when the milk jug is empty after I poured myself a bowl of cereal, when I need to drop what I am doing and pick up. When my son says those words “Oh yeah Mom I forgot…” letting me know there is something I need to take care of immediately and I haven’t got the time for. When the aging dog won’t move. When my expectations turn to disappointment. When I get the message or the call that brings me to my knees. When my brain can’t speak the words to respond to what I have been told. Blink. Blink. Two words make their way to the forefront of my mind “arranged and guaranteed” life may not go as I had planned but guess what I didn’t create it. God who took delight in every detail of this Temple of mine has a plan for it all. What is a surprise to me is not surprise to God. Every detail arranged and guaranteed not for failure but for my safety and His success.
I will watch over and care for them, and I will bring them back here again. I will build them up and not tear them down. I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them hearts that recognize me as the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me wholeheartedly. Jeremiah 24:6-7
What isn’t my plan I know is God’s plan for me. I used to get so pissed, upset, irritated, so agitated like a toddler frustrated having to do things over and over again till they couldn’t get it wrong. Even if I am required to go the long way around this mountain I consider it training for the battle, all the detours, roundabouts, wrong turns, returns just a way of God saying “Slow your roll, try again, wait a minute, hold on, there are some things I need to deal with ahead of you or in you so just take a breath and consider this my way of preventing you from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Like my ancestor Solomon says “Everything is decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 yes even God is in charge of my timing.
…This happened at just the time God had said it would. Genesis 21:2
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8
You will not leave in a hurry, running for your lives. For the LORD will go ahead of you; yes, the God of Israel will protect you from behind. Isaiah 52:12
I have learned there is no use rushing things. Nor fear of missing out on the plans God has for me. Because He is LORD no use arguing with that He wants for me and if it isn’t His want for me it won’t happen. I could do everything in my power to make things happen and they would still end up just not right but the moment God says okay now is the time, it’s like doors fly open, favor is flowing, lights turn green, I can’t not be where He wants me to be. “Now is the time!” He said inconvenient or not, this life is not based on my time when it’s His time I have no choice but to act.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Now be fruitful and mulitply. Now begin the work. Now is the time. Now be at peace. Now become what you were created to be. Now is the time promised. Now is the time to seek and find. Now the LORD said. Now the LORD will give, now the LORD sent, now the LORD made, now the LORD lives among us, now the temple is complete, now the Spirit of the LORD is upon us, now the LORD has given me peace on every side, now the LORD has fulfilled the promise He made, now there is enough, Now then, act wisely, now go and learn, now the Good News is being preached, now they know, now the people believed, now there is not condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus, now they are holy, now the resurrection from the dead has begun, now the word of the LORD is ringing out.
There is nothing in this world that can stop the LORD, no missing out on it, not knowing it, because in my life what seemed like something I couldn’t recover from, get up from, heal from, move on from I knew there is a God that said He would not leave until every single “good promise” He made to me was fulfilled so even if today is not good His promises are so I wait on Him. Joshua 21:45
But I will never stop loving him nor fail to keep my promise to him. No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said. I have sworn and oath to David, and in My holiness I cannot lie: His dynasty will go on forever; His kingdom will endure as the sun. Psalm 89:33-36