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A Trivial Pursuit or a Significant Surrender?

Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. 

Faulty Hearing. God, did you really want me to do this? Did I hear you right? Often when we step out in faith to follow God, our circumstances do not appear to follow His lead with us. In fact, our circumstances at times, appear to be in direct opposition to His call. Often our expectation is that once we've answered His call and obeyed, that all will be well with the world and the details will fall into place; they have to, right? After all, we were obedient!

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A Trivial Pursuit or a Significant Surrender?

Finite Minds. The activity of God far exceeds our human understanding. Which one of us by the word of our own power has created light, or vegetation, or animals, or humans? (Gen. 1) We recall the plight of Job and his response to God after listening to what God said: "I know that You can do all things and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know." (Job 42:1-3) Job recognized the totality of God's activity far exceeded his understanding.

Faithful God. Abraham brought his only son, Isaac, up to Mt. Moriah because God told him to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. (Gen. 22:2) Abraham told Isaac that God would provide the lamb needed for the sacrifice and he assured his servants that he and Isaac would return to them when they completed their worship on the mountain. (Gen. 22:5). Abraham's circumstances did not seem to align with the call of God on his life and his future descendants. However, Abraham remained obedient to God's command and remained steadfast in his belief that God would keep His covenant with him. The faithfulness of God was a certainty in the midst of uncomfortable and unfathomable circumstances.

Obedience to God in the midst of uncomfortable and unfathomable circumstances is not a trivial pursuit but a significant surrender; His activity exceeds our understanding and His faithfulness remains certain!




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