Tuesday, June 9, 2009
God draws straight with crooked lines.
Read Romans 8:28
What image strikes you? Anything pop out?
What do you think it is saying?
Does it apply to your life? Or someone you know?
My thoughts: God is writing a greater story than just my personal life. As Paul explains in Romans 8:28, "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." It's is God's purpose, not mine that is important. Got that? It's not about me.
When God gave Joseph a dream of the moon and stars bowing to him, he didn't expect to be a slave in Egypt. But those terrible years shaped Joseph into a man that would eventually save his family and people.
When King Dariuis threw Daniel into the lions' den, Daniel didn't expect to be rescued miraculously, which resulted in the catalyst for the conversion of a nation.
When Lazarus died, Martha and Mary never expected to see him again.
But God always has a plan.
Keep that in mind when the bad happens.