Tuesday, May 09, 2006

taste and see . . .

"Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!"
Psalm 34:8 NLT

excerpt from Greg Laurie's For Every Season:

"We need to remember that God's will is good. It may not seem like it at times, but it is. His plan for us is good. However, He usually doesn't give us a detailed blueprint. Usually, God reveals His will to us in bits and pieces. He sees the big picture, while we just see a little at a time.

If you had been the father of Joseph, surely like all parents, you would have prayed for the welfare of your child. But when Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, you could have easily said, "God, what are you doing? Why did you allow this?" Yet if God had not allowed this to happen, Joseph never would have been put into that position of influence that enabled him to save the country and his own family.

If you had been the mother of Moses, how your heart would have broken when you saw your own child being taken into the Pharaoh's court! Yet it was all part of God's plan to mold Moses into that leader who would lead Israel out of Egypt and its bondage. If you had been the mother of Jesus and watched your own son hanging on that cross, how easily you could have said, "Lord, why did you let this happen?" But if Jesus had not died on that cross and taken our sins upon himself, we could not know Him today.

So when you look at the will of God in progress, it may not always make sense. But you must believe that God knows what He is doing. His will is good. Just wait until He finishes what He has begun."

i am always amazed how my daily readings, correspond with my daily questions and thoughts ... coincidence? i think not! *smile*


14 comments:

daisymarie said...

I read once that coincidence is just where God choses to remain anonymous.

Word says "all things work together..." doesn't sound like a coincidence to me!!!

:)

Saija said...

tina ... it amazes me that God cares about our little concerns! i mean this is GOD we are talking about ... yet, we are so important to Him! ..... and i bet all that bible study is blessing your socks off these days!

Michael said...

Being so stubborn I turn around and find that I am hit with a dozen things all pointing to my thoughts or concerns. I guess God thinks I need extra help.

Take Care
Michael

Elizabeth said...

When you read how GOD knew all our days before there was one of them, it gives pause to consider all the things you post above!

Saija said...

michael ... or just extra love! :o) ... everything is custom made to fit our individual walk! cool, eh? YAY, God!

elizabeth ... doesn't it? i'm so clueless to God's love & care sometimes ... He is so patient & kind!

see-through faith said...

love the pic. Is it yours?

Mrs. Diamond said...

thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

I needed to read this post today.

Barbara said...

As dianne above said, I too needed to hear this today - your words (his words)- these words - are what jumped right out..

"So when you look at the will of God in progress, it may not always make sense. But you must believe that God knows what He is doing. His will is good. Just wait until He finishes what He has begun.
Amen and Thank you

Barbara said...

As dianne above said, I too needed to hear this today - your words (his words)- these words - are what jumped right out..

"So when you look at the will of God in progress, it may not always make sense. But you must believe that God knows what He is doing. His will is good. Just wait until He finishes what He has begun.
Amen and Thank you

Saija said...

lorna ... i found it on the net and thought if fit perfectly with the rest of the post! spoke to my heart anyway ... :o)

mrsd ... hope you are getting back to an even keel! (hugs)

dianne ... i'm glad God blessed your heart with these good thoughts too ... !

barbara ... so glad ... as women i think we like to make things run smoothly, take care of everybody and just do our nesting thing ... when that goes awry - well i fret! but these words just blessed my heart big time!

Debi said...

thanks for the reminder....still liking your new look!

Maggie Ann said...

Your post brings to mind that through the Bible we can see how many situations turned out...and for good, in many cases...reminds me of the truth of Romans 8:28 Thank you Saija...for this blessed reminder that God is Almighty!

Saija said...

debi ... i'm wondering why i didn't go with this simpler look sooner! it's more "me"... :o)

maggie ... doesn't it though? i'm glad you were blessed by it too ...