The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you. The Message Galatians 3:11
This verse is actually in the context of how we are not justified before God by obeying the law but rather by trusting Him through faith. It’s not what we do that makes us righteous but what He has done on our behalf. After I read this Message translation a couple of times, I then had this thought:
If we strive for anything in life it should be to enter into what You do for us…what He has already done for us and what He continues to do for us.
I sometimes have a hard time waiting for God to do the arranging in my life. I was thinking about that exact topic on the way to church on Sunday. Why is it so hard to wait for His timing…to wait for His best? I know from experience that when I do, then I have peace and contentment in my heart.
Over the years, I’ve often been guilty of trying to do the arranging of all life’s choices on my own. I try to manipulate outcomes and then call it God’s will for my life. I leap over hurdles and travel around road blocks and convince myself that surely my choices must have God’s stamp of approval.
Yet, each time I’ve stubbornly pursued a certain direction in my life without allowing God to do the leading and arranging, I’ve ended up disappointed and anxious. There is no peace when I reach my destination.
The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you.
Lord, that’s what I want! I want to enter into what You do for me. When this becomes my heart’s desire, there’s a beautiful shift that takes place in my life and in my situation.
This is where I want to go today. This is where I want to stay.
Would you care to join me there?
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PS I thought I would let you know that after I wrote this post, I started working on the Bible study lesson for the group I lead on Thursday morning. In that study was this quote from D.L. Moody “A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is enter into it.”
…enter into it. 🙂
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