The ultimate goal

By Dave Henning / July 19, 2015

“There is no pit too deep that God’s grace isn’t deeper still.”- Corrie Ten Boom

“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”- Aldous Huxley

As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 20 of The Grave Robber, he emphasizes that the ultimate goal of any request for a miracle is not the miracle itself, but God’s glory.  Because the will of God is the glory of God, no adversity can keep us from doing God’s will.  We can glorify God under any and all circumstances.

Pastor Batterson reminds us that it’s a false assumption to equate God’s will with an insurance plan.  God’s will is a dangerous plan- it isn’t safe.  Yet, if God gets the glory, His will has been accomplished.  Thinking only in temporal terms, God’s will doesn’t add up.  Mark states that we must add eternity into the equation.  A miracle is a miracle either side of eternity.

‘Why’ questions are unanswerable.  As Mark explains, we can’t let them interfere with our relationship with God:

” . . . you can’t let the questions you cannot answer keep you from trusting what you know to be true.  God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good.”

For every experience we have, there are many different explanations.  While we can’t control those experiences, through the power of the Holy Spirit we can control our explanations.

Today’s question: How has God been glorified following your vocation loss?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Irreversible moments”

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