Thursday, January 22, 2015

Who is Boss?

Sometimes God has this sneaky way of confirming things to us, doesn't he? The other day I picked up a devotional off of my dresser to read that day's reading. This devotional is a book my friend Sue shared with me last August and I have been enjoying it ever since. The devotional is "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in his Presence" by Sarah Young. Each devotional reading is written from Jesus' perspective.

And these were the words that I read that night: "Approach this day with awareness of who is boss. As you make plans for the day, remember that it is I who orchestrate the events of your life. On days when things go smoothly, according to your plans, you may be unaware of my sovereign presence. On days when your plans are thwarted, be on the lookout for me! I may be doing something important in your life, something quite different from what you expected. It is essential at such times to stay in communication with me, accepting my way as better than yours. Don't try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust me and thank me in advance for the good that will come out of it all. I know the plans I have for you and they are good." (Sarah Young; Jesus Calling Devotional)

BOOM!!! Mic drop!!!

Yep that is exactly how I felt when I read that devotional the other night. God whispering to me, "Do not be afraid! Trust me!" As "brave" chose me, I have found myself wishing another word had found its way into my heart and head. In fact, every time I type my one word "brave" I find myself shaking in my boots *a little* or maybe *a lot*. Yet these words are confirming to me that God is with me on this journey of being brave. God is the one who orchestrates the events of my life. God indeed knows the plans God has for me and they are good.

And my friends God indeed knows the plans God has for you too and they are good!






8 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite verses and my word is good, so I will certainly receive that His plans for me are GOOD! I have heard so many amazing things about Jesus Calling.

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    1. Such a great Bible verse isn't it?

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  2. Choosing BRAVE for your oneword was, indeed, very brave of you - but you are ready for the task ahead, I just know it! I am confident in you because I am confident in HIM!

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  3. Fear Not! Love it - He is a great boss, too.

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    1. He is indeed a great boss!

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