If you trust in God, then you should believe that he prepares each day for you with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Scripture is loaded with examples of how important we are to God.
Writing a book is hard…trying to figure out the overall message, the setting, characters, twists, plot, how deep to go. So many decisions and details to keep track of and integrate. That’s a lot of pressure and responsibility! Just being an actor in the story is so much easier…give me the script, let me absorb it, get into character, and act out my part. So when you wake in the morning, don’t take the role -headaches and stress – of author by trying to fill up the blank page of your day, instead, be on the lookout for what our supreme Author has drawn up for your life. What an illusion it is when people think they can live independently from God…do it on their own, be in charge of our story. Try to live responsively…meaning responding to what God has planned for you. Living responsively is a matter of aligning yourself with the ultimate realty; God’s sovereignty (power, control, autonomy, authority) over the universe.
Today, show yourself your belief in God being the true author of your story. When you are feeling some pressure and uncertain how to write the next scene of your life, STOP! Then respond to His script. Look out for what He has written and is trying to communicate through the story He wrote specifically for you. This shows you really believe He loves you, is sovereign, and is true to His promises.
You are the creator; You are the initiator of my very life. This is how I want to live my life – discovering what You are doing and responding to the opportunities You place before me. I know by Your Word that this is the most joyful and productive way to live. You know Lord that there is a part of me that likes to be in control…call the shots. Please teach me Lord the art of living responsively. I thank You for Your sovereignty. Teach me to understand and believe that Your sovereignty over every aspect of my life increases my security. I know responding to You requires concentration, however this world is rigged to distract me from You. Protect me Lord form all forms of distraction that hampers my ability to keep a constant look-out for You. I pray with confidence through Jesus Christ – AMEN!
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.