For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”- Ephesians 2:10
As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 2 of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, he reminds us that before the beginning of time, God planned for every contingency we would ever encounter. Pastor Batterson adds that it’s impossible for our finite minds to comprehend this Scriptural truth.
The author tells of a time in 1997 when a team of IBM engineers designed and developed a Deep Blue, a computer that could calculate 200 million chess moves per second. That’s laughable when compared to our all-knowing God. On an infinite level, God has all our contingencies planned out. Again, some of those contingencies won’t make sense to us because they are beyond our finite comprehension. That’s where trust comes in.
Pastor Batterson asks us to remember this simple truth when we’re wrestling with discerning God’s will:
“God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go.”
When we find ourselves in challenging circumstances, coming face to fact with a lion in a pit on a snowy day, we need to affirm that God is ordering our footsteps. This will enable us to pray the unthinkable and attempt the impossible!
Today’s question: How is God ordering your footsteps on your healing, transformational journey? Please share.
Coming Monday: the new Short Meditation- “Little Big Mom”
Tomorrow’s blog: “Unlearning fear”