Tuesday, August 19, 2008

There is A Plan

The last few months I have been frequently reminded of God's sovereignty. Over and over I am seeing how God is in control of our lives and that He has a specific plan for us, for His people, and for the world as a whole (His creation) that He is faithfully bringing about.

Stephen and I can see this so clearly when we look back at how God brought us together as husband and wife. It's sometimes funny trying to explain to people how we met because it takes quite a while to explain all the little events over the years that God orchestrated to bring together two kids from completely different lives who never even lived in the same state until they got married. I like to think it's a testament to God's soveriegnty and plan.

Lately we're seeing God provide for us in the job category. For me personally, I feel like I am almost sitting back and watching God bring about a plan that has been years and years in the making.  I'll post more about it soon, but as I've reflected on God's direction in my life, it's reminded me of this beautiful passage from Psalms:

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:1-16

There's so much more I could write, but I'll stop here for the moment...more to come!

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