Many plans had been made for this year…
…and yet look at how quickly everything got wiped right off the calendar.
Man can make plans…but…
This morning the Lord brought my attention to Genesis 6:14,
“Build a large boat from cypress wood and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior…”
I wonder if it was convenient for Noah to stop all of his own life plans and build an ark? It must have literally consumed his life.
But what if Noah had never gotten in line with God’s agenda?
What if Noah instead, went with his own plans? What if Noah never built that boat?
“Then God said to Noah, “The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark and coat it with pitch inside and out. And this is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.…” —Genesis: 6:13-15
God had an agenda.
Regardless of how it may have seemed at the time, I think it ended up being a pretty important one, don’t you think?
This morning I am reminded that God has an agenda— and He’s invited us into it. He’s asked us to be a part.
The Lord put this question on my heart to ask…
“God, what’s on Your agenda today?”
“Am I in line with Your agenda today? Or am I making my own foolish plans, plans that can be wiped away just like that…”
Have I asked Him what’s on His agenda for today so that I can get in line with Him, or have I gotten lost in my own agenda?
How easy it is to forget…
But Lord, thank You for reminding me! You are so faithful to remind me!
Lord, help me to also remember that Your plans are usually never convenient, Your plans are usually never “easy” according to man’s standards. Many times Your plans can seem “impossible” to us, because usually, “they are.”
…And yet You’ve invited mankind into Your agenda, You’ve asked us to be a part of Your good and perfect plans, and then through Christ, You’ve given us the ability to do “quite the impossible” with You. ?
Thank You, Father. ?☀️