Saturday, March 16, 2013

Go Your Own Way

I've been meaning to share this for a while.  Not the Fleetwood Mac song...this!

It's my daily devotion from last Sunday.  I've been reading Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

This challenged me, but at the same time filled me with hope and joy.  Most specifically, the line " Instead of approaching the day as a blank page...try living it in a responsive mode..."  I have always looked at each new day as a clean slate, a blank page for me to write my history on.  The key being "for me to write".  What I find so amazing is that, I don't have to write any of it.  I can choose to seek God and His will, He's got a perfect plan for my life.  Plans to prosper me and to give me a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)  Now, I can definitely choose to write my days for myself, I can choose to go my own way.  (See what I did there?  Fleetwood Mac FTW!)  But why would I do that?  Ephesians 2:8-10 tells me that I have been saved by amazing grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, to do good works...wait for it...that God has prepared in advance for me to do!  If God has prepared the events of our days, to orchestrate the future and hope He has for us, why should we struggle to write things ourselves?  Romans 8:28 says that if we love Him and are called according to His purpose, living in His will for us, that He works ALL things together for our good.  ALL things.

How much more peace could you have in your life if you "let go and let God"?  What are some things you can do today, in this moment to live in a responsive way to God and His plan for you?  How does that challenge you?

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