Over the past few months I have been lacking in my scripture readings. Only because I was being lazy. Last night when I went to bed I got thinking about how I wasn’t reading or doing devotions anymore. And I wondered why? What were my reasons? Lazy, too tired, had something else to do, watching tv and on the computer. Those are the main ones but they are ridiculous reasons. I used to do devotions before going to bed, and I was getting in the habit of reading the scriptures before work in the morning. But then I just stopped. I am going to get back into habit of doing devotions and spending time with God, not because I have to but because I WANT to. So this morning I spent some time in the Word as I was eating breakfast. This is what came out of it.
Ephesians 1:11- “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”
The last line is something I need to keep telling myself. I concentrate so much on what’s going to happen in my future (finances, where to live, relationships). I say I’m allowing God to work things out in my life but am I really? NO. I’m caught up in my own feels and hopes and dreams. I’m not allowing God to be present in my decision making. When I read this passage this morning it really hit me. I HAVE to allow to work everything out that is according to his plan for me. God has so much planned for my life and I must be open to it. God knows where I will live, who I will marry, and how things will just work out. I can’t wait to see what God will place in my life to bring me closer to him and He will use me in so many new ways through the different experiences he will place before me.
In the song Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture, it says, “You make all things work together for my good”. This line works well with the passage from above. God is so incredible, He puts things together to make our lives better so we can serve Him. IT MAKE ME EXCITED!
Reading this passage this morning is what I needed. God used this passage to challenge me to trust in Him and spend time in His Word. God has so much to do in my life so I can impact others around me. Praise be to God.