Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Everyone needs an assurance of  this fact: God is fully involved in the affairs of human history since day one. He does so because He is the Lord of heaven and earth. 

J. R. Miller provided an excellent illustration of how God works in our lives:

God's will is always the best; it is always divine love. A stricken wife, standing beside the coffin of her husband, said to a friend: "There lies my husband, my only earthly support, my most faithful human friend, one who has never once failed me; but I must not forget that there lies also the will of God, and that that will is perfect love." By faith she saw good and the blessing in what appeared to her the wreck of all her happiness. But truly the good and the blessing are in every dark providence which comes into the life of God's child. Our Father never means us harm in anything He does or permits. His word is, "I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace."

From a biblical perspective, we can get a glimpse from one of the apostle Paul's missionary journeys when he engaged the philosophers of Athens and used an “unknown altar” as his entry point of sharing about God’s will. In Acts 17:24-28, we can read this occasion of great value for us today:

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.' 

The apostle Paul began by asserting God’s Omnipotence as the Lord of heaven and earth and the Creator of everything we have. God’s will displayed in all seasons from His throne showing He is in full control of the affairs of the nations. Psalms 103:19, “The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.”

Next, Paul affirming God’s Omnipresence as the Destiny-maker of all men in realizing His great purpose (Deut. 32:7-8). God’s will affirmed in all seasons according to His timetable showing He is in control of the affairs of humanity in general.  Daniel 2:20-22, “Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.”

Finally, Paul acknowledging God’s Omniscience as the Source of what we need in sustaining our life as human beings. God’s will reiterated in all seasons as stated by the Scriptures  showing He is control of individual people’s lives and their destiny in particular. Job 12:10, “In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” (Gen. 2:7; Hebrews 9:27)

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Overall, here’s the gist of it all: God created you and me to live on a high plane and to carry out the great plans He has for our life. May we have wisdom to yield our lives to Him so that the forces of sin may not take us captive and cause us to miss His plan for our life (Gospel Herald).

In looking ahead, never forget God’s will for us is sure and His promise is secure for all those who believes in Him. No matter what you see ahead, God always provides a direct path towards the best plan anchored in His will. 

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