Thursday, November 19, 2015

According to His Purpose



My computer is being switched out for a new model. It is still under warranty and doing funky things it shouldn't be doing. Thus, I am using my iPad while the computer geeks transfer all my data and programs to the replacement. I love my iPad but it does not have all the features of my computer. Also, I don't use my iPad much, and it is not as familar as my computer. Working on my blog is harder, though I do love some of the art programs on my iPad. The art on this blog was created on the iPad. 

We get used to the familiar, and change is uncomfortable. However, have you ever noticed that God almost never works in our comfort zone? He is forever prodding us to step outside the known, and embrace 'the road less traveled.' 

As soon as I get comfortable and feel like I can predict what God will do, He throws me for a loop and completely changes the program. He is the God that promises Abraham he will be the father of many nations, and then tells him to kill his only son. He is the God who tells a pregnant unwed teenager she will bear the savior of the world and she should not fear her unwed motherhood. He is the God who tells a man who stutters that he will convince the mightiest man on earth, the Pharoah of Egypt, to let his enslaved, downtrodden people free. He is the God who tells the most powerful evil in the universe to kill His only begotten son, and then in that very act, defeats Satan's hold on mankind forever.

I don't like change, any more than any of us do. I want my familiar, comfortable computer back. But I am intrigued by God, and the surprises He is forever unveiling. I have no idea what is coming next, but for those who love the Lord, it is always for good. Following God is not always comfortable, but it is definitely exciting.
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Romans 8:28 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.




3 comments:

  1. Amen. For years, I loathed change...today I embrace it and look forward to seeing what God had in store for me. Change is still a challenge, don't misunderstand me, but I do embrace it.

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  2. Amen. For years, I loathed change...today I embrace it and look forward to seeing what God had in store for me. Change is still a challenge, don't misunderstand me, but I do embrace it.

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