God called on Jesus to do what can be defined as “absoluter disaster”. And Jesus called upon his disciples to actually see Him put to death…and to a place where there hearts were broken. Any observer would say this was all an absolute failure at the time. But we all know now that it was a beautiful triumph from God’s standpoint, because God’s purpose is never the same as man’s purpose. Do you place a premature finish line on God’s plan….judging the outcome before the whole plan has a chance to play out. You don’t judge or quit a sports game, court case, movie, romance, or book half way through because you will miss a lot, so don’t judge or quit on God’s plans prematurely either or you will miss out on miracles!
My Lord and God,
Thank You Lord for Your Word. I pray that through You Holy Spirit that I will gain the knowledge and wisdom to understand that Your plans are perfect plans…even though I do not always “..grasp what was said”
I pray this day for fellowship and oneness with You God, and for awareness that You are taking me into Your purpose. Help me increasingly understand that it is Your compelling purpose that lies behind everything in life.
And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For He will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging Him, they will kill Him, and on the third day He will rise.” But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.