For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
On July 4, 1776, our forefathers were in Philadelphia, ratifying the Declaration of Independence, arguably the most important day in the history of our country. At the same time, July 4, 1776, it is purported King George was sitting in his British home and wrote in his journal, “nothing of importance happened today.”
Back before social media and email, it took time for news to spread. It would be weeks before King George found out the 13 colonies had declared independence from British rule, but just because he didn’t know it was happening didn’t mean it wasn’t happening.
I think one of my favorite attributes of God is the way he builds suspense in my life even though he already solved the problem before I realized I had one. God is all knowing and all powerful which means he’s never unsure or unable. I’m always unsure and unable. I wonder how and when God will do what I need him to do, I talk to him like he needs to be reminded or is taking suggestions for solutions, but he doesn’t. God is always working and moving, and even when I can’t see or figure out what he’s up to, He’s always up to something; something good.
I love the way John Piper says it, “God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.”
Remember when Moses was trying to talk his way out of being the deliverer, and he thought he had stumped God by informing him of his speech impediment? I love God’s response, “your brother Aaron is on his way to meet you now.” Moses didn’t know he was going to need Aaron when the day started, but God was sending him before Moses knew he needed him.
Or what about the time the disciples asked Jesus how they would get enough food to feed 5,000 people and Jesus acted like they needed to come up with a plan, but the Bible says, “He already knew what he was going to do.”
Whatever dream is in your heart, or whatever step of faith is making you nervous, remember, God got a head start, a pretty big one actually. He began working on your life before you were born. He is always comes through right on time, not because he’s lucky, but because He’s been standing at that moment in time before time began. So take a breath, and remember God got a head start and he’s going meet you there.
Prayer: God, thank you for being in control when my mind is racing out of control. Help me trust you have a plan and are already working out the steps of my life like you promised you would.
If you missed previous devotions you can find them here:
Day #1 - Grab a Hose Not Binoculars (Jeremiah 29:11)
Day #2 - God Knows What He Is Doing (Genesis 13:15-17)
Day #3 - Don't Waste Your Shape (1 Peter 4:10-11)
Day #4 - Big Dreams and Small Minded People (Genesis 37:8)
Day #5 - Inspection and Expectation (Matthew 21:18-19)
Day #6 - I Can't (John 5:6-7)
Day #7 - Small Beginnings. Big Difference. (Zechariah 4:10)
Day #8 - New Dream But No Miracle (Genesis 6:21-22)
Day #9 - A Waiting Game (Isaiah 40:31)
Day #10 - Miracle Management (Matthew 1:8)
Day #11 - Help Me Believe (Mark 9:22-24)
Day #12 - Burn The Ships (Isaiah 43:18-19)
Day #13 - Do You Know What You Want (Matthew 20:32-33)