Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Grand Scheme of Things

Just a little carry-over from yesterday.
I was walking one morning about a month ago.....talking to the sweet lady that I walk with most mornings. She told me about her niece and how several years ago she had lost both of her brothers to cancer
(which would be my friend's nephews).
Anyway....her niece's husband didn't go to church, and my friend and her niece always sat together on Sunday mornings. One morning, my friend wasn't able to go.....so she called her niece and told her. The niece decided she wouldn't go either because she was afraid she would just sit alone and cry the entire time because she was still grieving over the loss of her brothers.
So...her husband told her if she would stop crying, he would go with her.
And....he's been in church ever since.
So...I told my friend....that whatever the reason that she didn't go....God was able to use it to get her niece's husband prompted to go to church!!!
Would he have eventually gotten in church anyway???....
.....we'll never know!!!
.....never, ever think that God cannot use
.....for HIS GLORY!!!
And...never, ever think that you aren't a part of His plan....that you don't matter....in the GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS!!!

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

You might not think this scripture goes along with my topic....but.....I love what it tells us:

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you."

Don't be afraid that you don't matter...that what you say won't count....that it won't touch some body's heart....because...if you are prayerful about what you say and do....then God is gonna be right there with you...and show you the way....and you're gonna have an impact on somebody...somewhere....somehow!!!

"Don't be discouraged"

I went to bed Sunday night a bit discouraged over a couple of situations in my personal life. In my prayers Monday morning, I asked God to send me some kind of encouragement....and just a while later....I received the most encouraging, uplifting e-mail from a dear, sweet friend. I thanked her for listening to God's prompting to write me....and I thanked God for answering my prayer!!!

How in the world can we think we don't matter....when He hears and answers our prayers....in the most unique, wonderful ways....ways that we could have never planned out ourselves!! Only God!!!

"for I am your God"!!!

What more can we even add to those precious words....


"I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand".

I was in a situation a few days ago....where I prayed and asked God for a "sign". Even in the midst of my prayer...especially after I raised up my head and looked around me....I doubted that God would answer my prayer in the way that I asked!

But....HE DID....He answered my prayer EXACTLY the way I had asked.

So....you know what I did...first of all I thanked Him. But, then I went out of the building I was in....got in our car....and sat and cried. You know why??? Because....GOD HEARD ME!!! HE HEARD ME OF ALL PEOPLE!!! HE HEARD WHAT I ASKED....HE LISTENED TO ME....HE ANSWERED MY PRAYER.

Talk about giving me strength....and helping me....and holding me up with His victorious right hand!!

Only God....only God....only God!!!

Ain't He good???

Oh, Yes He is!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24