TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Remember who you are and who you are not. God made you for a specific purpose and He intends to guide you on your journey. Stay still and quiet in order to hear His voice to you.
THE BIG AND SMALL OF IT
There is no way God can be big in your life without you getting small. A great question was asked more than 3,000 years ago in the book of Job:
“Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker?” – Job 4:17
The answer is a clear and resounding, “No!” God has set things up so that man shall not be more anything than Him. We just can’t despite our desperate need to control our own lives and those around us.
The famous French philosopher Voltaire often spent his wasted life and expensive ink expressing his contempt for God, God’s people and His Word. When he so arrogantly wrote that his words and philosophies would soon be more important than the word of God, Voltaire got God’s attention.
About 200 years ago, this genius wrote this prediction from his library in Paris: “I will go through the forest of scriptures and girdle all the tress so that in 100 years, Christianity will be but a vanishing memory.”
HA, HA, HA! Just a few years after his death, that same library where he penned those arrogant words was purchased by the British and Foreign Bible Society and was filled from floor to ceiling with thousands of copies of the Bible Voltaire so hated.
The makers of the Titanic learned this same lesson. They declared “even God couldn’t sink this ship.” Their glory turned to shame as their unsinkable vessel became unsavable.
Then there was John Lennon who declared the Beatles “more famous than Jesus Christ.” Within six months of that statement, the cover of Time magazine was emblazoned with the hit rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
The lesson? You and I can never be more anything than God, and would we really want to? Like I always say, “You see their glory, but do you know their story?”
God’s story isn’t all glory. There is a lot of pain, loss and sacrifice in being God. I suspect it’s not a great job to have and maybe that’s why He so jealously guards it – He’s protecting us from it. He loves us too much to see us constantly crushed under the weight of what we can never bear.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO REMEMBER THAT HE IS GOD AND WE ARE NOT! GET STILL AND SMALL. LET GO OF THE STEERING WHEEL AND LET GOD DIRECT YOUR LIFE. HIS DIRECTIONS ARE THE BEST DIRECTIONS.
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