Thursday, October 15, 2009

Out of Control

God is All Powerful

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,   “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

We are taught to be in control -- to take control of our lives and our circumstances.  The recent flooding and torrential rains, the not too long ago drought, and an economy that does not seem to cooperate with our hopes and dreams for an abundant life….  What an eye opener when we understand who really is in control – an all powerful God who has the whole world in His hands!  And with this revelation come hope and a sense of freedom.  We don’t have to fix everything.  We can trust God, who is good and who has a plan for us. 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28

Because God is all powerful, we can trust that He is in control of all the circumstances in our life.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Second Mile

God is All Powerful 

If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.  Matthew 5:41

The verse is based on an old tradition where Roman soldiers required locals to carry their load one mile.  Jews would carry the bags two miles as a way to show Rome the power and goodness of God.

When at work or in any situation, why not go the second mile?  Think of the impact it will have on those around you.  Leadership like this may not be immediately rewarded, but knowing you are making a difference one day or one task at a time has its rewards.  Draw your strength from God, who ultimately controls all things and rewards us accordingly. 

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.  In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.  I Chronicles 29:12

Because God is all powerful, you can be extraordinary.