Pax showed up… some ran, some rucked. Those who showed up beat the fartsack.
Often times when asked to prepare a devotion, or something like this to talk about… I lean heavily into the thing that helps me most. And that’s the Sovereignty of God.
Basically there are no limits for God. He breathed the world into being. He said things and they happened. He’s done this for centuries even outside of creation. There’s not one single thing that goes on that was not known by Him. He’s never helpless, never frustrated, never at a loss for anything… so why should we ever be? When we’re in Christ it’s the most secure, peaceful, and free feeling we will probably have in this life before Christ comes back.
Proverbs 16:1 says, “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” In that same chapter, verse 33 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.”. In the new testiment, after Judas committed suicide, Peter led 120 believers to cast lots to decide who should become an apostle in place of Judas. Barsabbas and Matthias became the two candidates. The remaining aposals prayed to God, asking who to choose… they cast lots again, and Matthias was chosen.
Now, if God is in control of everything… then that means every horrible and sinful thing is ultimately governed by God. That seems in correct… but if you think about it… the center of the solution is a choice to be made about the cross. God’s plan predestined everything into what took place to kill Jesus, some of the most horrible sins ever committed. But He planned it so that we might be saved from those sins… so that Jesus’ sacrifice would have weight to it.
This all might sound pretty heavy for a Monday morning, at around 6am… but just know… God knows you, and loves you… he’s got every part of your life in the palm of his hand. If you have any feelings of helplessness, frustration, or are at a loss… know that God is with you and will never leave you or forsake you.
We all know the announcements (though, you could call a Q fail because I didn’t meantion any… Q-fail and ComzQ-fail #hatetoseeit).
- Wirenut’s Mom – putting in a pic line for an IV
- Wichita’s Dad – recovering from a fall… broken ribs, etc…
- Pallbearer’s M – being let go from her job (along with others)… pray she is able to find something else quickly before the first of the year.
- Rum Runner’s Family – pray for peace and comfort after the loss of a loved one.
- Pray for Turtle Man and his family
- Pray for Huckleberry
- Pray for Oompa Loompa – stage 3 renal failure
- Stogie’s M and school admins – stress and stomach ulcers