Monday, January 12, 2015

Pastor's Ponderings, January 12, 2015

Law and Order in the Heavens

“From their first day on Earth they will be able to look up and know that there is law and order in the heavens,” says Hugo Dax a menacing villain in the 1979 James Bond film, Moonraker. Dax was trying to recreate and repopulate the world in his dastardly image and he inspired his followers with his speech. Although this character spoke these words with evil intent, we know that there is order in the heavens and the true and Living God is in control (Psalm 138:8).  He has laid our life out before Him and sees our end all of the way back before our beginning (Psalm 139:16).

It is wonderful to know that God is not shocked or horrified when He sees what a mess we make of things, repeatedly. He is not trying to figure out a contingency plan to put us back on track because He knows for those who love Him, everything is working for our good (Romans 8:28). 

He is not surprised when things happen in our lives that we least
expect and seem completely opposite of what we wanted for our lives. He knows when we are feeling overwhelmed, confused and are close to giving up.  It may not always seem like it, but He has a purpose and plan for each of us and it is good (Jeremiah 29:11)!

We thank God that He, and not some villain, is in charge of the earth, the heavens, and everything in between and we can rest in and have confidence in Him that loves us (1 Corinthians 10:26).

Let us rejoice in our God that has everything under His control.

Psalm 138:8
New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

Psalm 139:16
New Living Translation (NLT)
16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Romans 8:28
New Living Translation (NLT)
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Jeremiah 29:11
New Living Translation (NLT)
11  For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

1 Corinthians 10:26
New Living Translation (NLT)
26 For "the earth is the LORD's, and everything in it."

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