Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! 12/16/15
1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!!!
Want a smile on your OLD face this morning/afternoon, evening!!??
Then watch this three second video-I won't ruin your smile by revealing who it is:
Wow-What a LONG link!!??
Our God is a God of SURPRISES-as mama used to say:
THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MEN OFTEN GO ASTRAY!"
WE may "THINK/PLAN" to go this way or that BUT...........................
Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)
9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
BUT THE LORD....................!!??"
When I make plans and especially if I voice the same "plans" to others, I TRY to include the phrase, "IF THE LORD WILLING?"
James 4:15 (KJV)
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Just when I "THINK" I got it all planned/figured out, God or somebody else often throws me a curve!!
AND I then WHIFF badly-can you say "swing and miss!!??"
Now I'm gonna go WAY BACK-On WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!!!
I am having fun typing this message!!!
Do YOU remember an ancient band called STEPPENWOLF-most remembered for their song, "BORN TO BE WILD!"
I WELL remember another song, albeit obscure-I bet few even remember it/much less the lyrics!?
Beloved, words and even music has impact on our lives for many years/perhaps eternity?
These words helped form and shape my life for years to come and greatly influenced my thinking and direction in life:
We'll call you when you're six years old
And drag you to the factory
To train your brain for eighteen years
And forty years you waste to chase the dollar sign
So you may die in Florida
At the pleasant age of sixty nine."
I knew after hearing these "words of wisdom" NOT to plan/focus my life on THIS world-even though at that time I did not KNOW the Lord!!!!
I knew THEN, even as I well know today, God can and God DOES not work according to "OUR" plan!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is and will be THAT day of OUR death and then the reckoning-AMEN!!??
NONE of US knows what tomorrow or even today holds in store for US!!
James 4:13-14 (KJV)
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
BUT we can take GREAT comfort in these Words/Plans:
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD
, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
, makh-ash-eh'-beth; from
, i.e. (concrete) a
, or (abstract)
(whether bad, a
; or good,
) :- cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S ABOUT!
"When God wants to drill a man, And thrill a man,
And skill a man,
When God wants to mold a man
To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay which
Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses who He chooses,
And with every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out-
God knows what He's about."
AMEN AND AMEN
GOD BLESS YOU TODAY AND..................
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