Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Word of the Day.... April 2, 2014...

Letting God Choose    
    All glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.   —Ephesians 3:20, NLT 

When my oldest son was a little boy, I would take him to Toys R Us. We would look around, and I would tell him to pick out something for himself. He would look at the Star Wars figures. I would look at the X-wing fighter with the remote control, thinking that I would like to get it for him. The truth was that I wanted to play with it too. He would pick out his little figure. Then I would say, "I was thinking of getting you something better than that." He always went along with my idea.

After a while, he started learning something about Dad, which was that Dad liked to get presents for his kids. He came to realize that it was better to say, "I don't know what to get, Dad. You choose it for me." He came to realize that my choices often were better than what he chose for himself.

Have you ever said to the Lord, "Here is the way I think You ought to work. But not my will, but Yours, be done"?

Some might say, "I'm not saying that to God! If I say that, He will make me do something
I don't want to."

I believe a person who thinks that way has a warped concept of God, a misconception that
His will is always going to be something undesirable.

God may be saying no to something you have asked Him for because He wants to give you something far better than what you could ask or think. Don't be afraid to let your Father choose for you.
I really like this devotional today.  Pastor Greg is so good at putting words together that make marvelous pictures.  As I read this I can remember my own son at the toy store with my husband wanting to get a toy as well.  My son asked his daddy what toy he would get and when my husband asked him if he would like some help picking out a toy.  My son shook his head yes.  He had a big smile on his face.

I think that I am going to make the choice to share my thoughts, fears, and dreams with Jesus and allow Him to make the choice in what the outcome will be.  I know that what He has planned for my life is better than anything I could imagine! For its not my way but Yahweh.  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day.  God bless you!!!


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