Can you think of anything better than God's Word as He reveals it to your heart?
I know I can't.
Just this morning these words from Psalm 19:11-14 delighted me as I read them from The Message paraphrase:
There's more: God's Word warns us of danger
and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?
Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins,
from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
I adore that phrase "keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work". I can relate to it.
Just recently I was praying very specifically over some situations with my middle and youngest teen aged sons. I wanted God to do things the way I saw best. But then I thought about something that Victor from Time for Reflections had reminded me about, that I needed to be able to trust God with my sons.
The fact of the matter is that there are things that seem right to me, ways I want things to go - and then there's God's way. He's got the big picture, the overview that I can't see, and His ways ultimately always turn out best. Though sometimes the path to where He has for me to go isn't an easy one, His destination is always better than I could have imagined.
What about you, do you ever try to take over God's work?
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