Tuesday, April 27, 2010

God's direction

Scripture declares clearly that God directs our paths. Proverbs 16:33 declares that "The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD". Proverbs 21:1 tells us that "the king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases", and Proverbs 20:24a says that "A man's steps are directed by the LORD". But while we see it in scripture, its far more awesome to see how God changes your plans, and give you something better.

I have been preaching through the churches covenant for almost three months now. The process began before the ordination council, with Chris Cos preaching on biblical covenants. This Sunday I was going to preach a four passage topical sermon, as I deal with the clause,‘We will seek out God’s truth as seen in scripture, and as experienced in life’. As i was thinking this morning, a statement by Haddon Robinson, my preaching prof at GCTS, was ringing in my mind. He said, on more than one occasion, that "you should preach one topical sermon a year, and then repent". I had no peace, and so I began to poke around more for a passage that I may have overlooked. Sure enough, God gave me one that speaks to this clause much more clearly. Psalm 19. It has a clean 3 part structure, God's revelation of himself through nature, God's revelation of Himself through His word, and the response to this revelation.

Which brings me back to where I started, and this thought. While we may make plans, we need to be open to God's direction as he points us to where he wants us to go, and submit to His leading as we seek to glorify him with our lives.

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