Have you ever thought of God with His pen?
He’s a Writer. He’s the Author.
“It is written”… how there is power in those words, in what He has written!
He has written Words, He has put them down. Everything about each one of our lives has been documented and recorded. He even takes note of each one of our tears…
He’s the one who came up with the idea for this whole story in the first place. He thought it all up, He designed the mysteries. He knew about it all.
Isn’t He brilliant? Isn’t His mystery captivating? ✨
(…and can’t you just feel your mind twisting right now? ha!)
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11
This morning as I searched for a direction for this post, I’ve found myself sitting here in a mix of frustration over myself, my ways, and amazement and awe and wonder over His ways.
I just can’t get over His ways. The way He works everything together, the way we can see His will unfold in our lives when we surrender to Him, the way He mends brokenness in our lives and allows us to still be written into His story in spirt of our flaws and issues… the way He can use such imperfectness, the way He chooses to… somehow.
Over the last few days, I’ve found myself really wanting to write –just all the time. I am always compelled to write in the mornings each day, but lately it feels like there is a constant flow of words that need to come out onto the page.
As I write, I think of Him with His pen, and I am often I’m amazed at this thought…. God has already written His part, and He’s written out eternity for us in our hearts, and in His book. He’s already sent His son, that work is written and finished. And then He’s handed us a “pen” to make our own choices and “write our part” of the story. He has given that to us. (I’m thinking, wow, that’s a dangerous thing, God! And at the same time, so incredibly loving. I just attempt to think of the heart and intent behind the decision to do it that way…wow.)
And you know, as much as I think that’s so incredible, I kind of want to just hand my “pen” back over to Him… ?Just hand myself back over to Him. Your will be done, Lord. I surrender. How about I write my part down, Lord, and You just tell me what You want me to write? Lord, will You lead me in “writing my part” of this story? ☀️
I am so thankful to know that, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
I need that direction, Lord. I want Your ways. Your will be done, Father. May I write the pages of my story based on what You had on Your beautiful heart for me, from the very beginning.
“Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls…” – Jeremiah 6:16
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4
I’ll admit that crying is just a normal part of my mornings with the Lord. And I’ve learned to love having tears with Him. Well, as I was writing, thinking about something the Lord was doing in my life…here come those tears. I looked down and my tears were just sitting there on the page for a bit… and it was like the Lord was reminding me that He preserves each one. He takes note of each one. He remembers each one. ?