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Saturday, March 22, 2008

His Ways... Day 13... Michelle Diamond

Today's devotion... by Michelle Diamond (who put this devotion together!!!)... is from Romans 8:28:

"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."

Michelle had a good thought today about God being in control. She points out... and I think this is true for most Protestants... is that even though in our minds we realize that God is in control, most of us still try to do it on our own. We are good little Armenians who believe that somehow we can still affect the outcome of our salvation. And to some degree, I'm still there.

But then there are verses like Romans 8:28... Paul says that GOD works things together. That's something that only He can do. One for instance was last night's Good Friday service. Steve put the music together. I wrote the message. We talked briefly about the direction of the night. But GOD tied together the pieces in a way that neither of us could have even if we would have written the whole night together in a room. There were strands of the message that showed up in the songs... in the video... there were strands of the video and the songs in the message. Something that wasn't intentional on either of our parts.

It always makes me wonder what GOD might be tying together even right now that I don't even begin to realize. And what is HE doing with it to impact HIS kingdom in a way that I may never realize.

Jim

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