God’s Vision—God’s Glory

There is a sentence from Michael Warden’s devotional book “Alone With God” that reached out to me today: “God’s vision for your life is always greater than your own!” Compared to God’s vision and plans, ours’ are piddly little ol’ things. Think of how much we can accomplish for Him if we set aside our own plans and allow Him to do His thing that He does so amazingly well! “For I know the plans I have for you,” God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11. He knows! So why do we repeatedly choose to follow our own paths, our own whims? When will we completely surrender our lives to God? My life is living proof of a rebellious prodigal daughter who chose her own paths, who wandered about in the jungles of life before returning to her heavenly Father. When I look at the things He has been accomplishing in my life for His kingdom in recent years, I can’t help but moan, “Oh, think of the things He could have been doing had I allowed Him to lead me along His planned path for me all those years ago?” But now I hold Ephesians 3:20 close to my heart: “Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” More than all we ask or even imagine! He accomplishes things we don’t even think about by the power of His Holy Spirit working in us and through us! His power that raised Christ from the dead abides in us because we have accepted Christ as our Savior! We need not say, “Oh, I can’t do this thing God wants me to do” or “Oh, I don’t know how to do this thing God wants me to do,” because we don’t rely on our own talents or gifts—we rely on the power of the Holy Spirit within us. We weak, silly, piddly, little, cracked, clay pots can do anything God wants us to do—if we surrender to His Holy Spirit Who lives in us. Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone the Glory)! For His glory, not for our own. May we surrender and allow God to use us so that He will be worshiped and glorified more and more! “Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—He is the King of glory.” (Psalm 24:9-10)

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A servant of Jesus Christ
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