Monday, September 1, 2008


Colossians 3: 16-17

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Romans 8: 28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God who are called according to His purpose.

This morning I spent time reading several verses about God's plan for my life within His ministry. As I jumped around from verse to verse given in a new study guide for a course I am taking, I typed a long journal entry and then realized my words didn't make any sense at all, so I erased them.

I know God's plan for our lives is always consistent with His will, not ours. He gives us all inborn talents, temperaments, spiritual gifts and all sorts of life experiences and wouldn't have given them to us unless he wanted us to use them. It's up to all of us to find out what where we fit and I suppose that's the hard part. I think one of the reasons it's so hard for us to understand where we fit is that we are always thinking of the things we can't do or perhaps remembering how many mistakes we have made in our lives. I know this is true with my life. I ask myself, "How can God use me when I've made such a mess with my life?" Then I remember that it's by making those mistakes I have learned my biggest lessons.


Annette said...

What you wrote is true, and I ask the same thing..."Just what is the purpose of this" like Dee at work it isnt fair, or my one of my other friend & co~worker, shes going through something and it isnt fair, and tell people it's to grow deeper in our fatih and trust and those words are so easy spoken to some but I seriously believe in those words, thing's arent fair at all in our lives when we dont get our way, and the outcome is very fair and so worth everything we've gone through and thats spending ever lasting life with God, but at that moment in our lifes we dont see it that way, I know I always dont...I am so Thankful to you for your posting, it seriously give's me something sweet to think about.
Thank you and so maney BIG BIG HUGS to you always!!!
Love, Annette

Karen said...

That is so good. I think I've been feeling the same way lately. Just feeling like I'm in "search" mode or something. Thank you for your words.

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