Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Daily Devotion for 4/27/11 God will surprise you
Happy Wednesday Folks....late start to the day but thankful to be able to see the day
Today's Topic: God will surprise you
Scripture Text: Isaiah 43:19
"See, I am doing a new thing"
Can you imagine Moses' surprise when God talks to him from a burning bush? As doors shut without explanation, Paul is surprised by a man from Macedonia calling to him in a vision, "Come over and help us" (Acts 16:9) Well, He's still the God of surprises who says, "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" Ah, there's the challenge--our perception. WE fail to recognize God at work! Maybe you're saying, "I've prayed, claimed God's promises, done all that I know to do, yet nothing seems to be working for me" Then try this promise: "There will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you" (Isaiah 30:18) Notice the word "wait". God has a plan and a time table. "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Proverbs 19:21) Even when YOUR plans flounder, if your heart's right God will still make things turn out for your good and His glory. When it comes to God's guidance, here are some things you need to know:
#1 Ideas go away, but His direction stays. There's persistence in His leading; that's why time is on your side.
#2 His direction is impossible to follow without his help. He plans it that way. "Without me you can do nothing" (John 15:5)
#3 His direction usually begins with discomfort. "Like an eagle that stirs up its nest...The Lord...led him" (Deuteronomy 32:11-12)
A baby eagle is shocked when its mother forces it out of the nest, but that' when it "finds its wings." Think about it!
This devotion is definitely something to think about...Have a blessed day everyone!
Peace and Love
:: LA ::
Song of Inspiration: "Wait on the Lord" Donnie McClurkin/Karen Clarke Sheard