Monday, 22 December 2008

Making Room For God's Plans

I've been wanting to get this post up for over a week now. Finally, a few events are over, including our banquet and church's Christmas program, and many other things, so it feels really good to be able to slow down for a few days before going caroling and Christmas with all the things that come along with it.

Something God has been showing me is making room for His plans, for they are far greater than mine. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Another translation says "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."

Awhile ago, I was asked to do something that I have to honestly say I wasn't particularly thrilled about. However, allowed God to be in charge that evening, and did He ever do something incredible. I could very easily have gone my own way, but I would have missed out on a tremendous blessing.

God really does want to give us His very best if we are willing to surrender our lives to Him and make room for His plans.


  1. I'll second that. God's thoughts are higher, much higher than mine and his plans infinitely better. You know what I mean. I know you do.

    I've missed you, which is probably my fault since I haven't had the desire to spend much time in the blogosphere. It's like I want to go back to that cozy spot where I once was, but it doesn't fit longer, so it no use. Ah well. This is the sort of comment you are going to get from me at this hour!