November 4, 2008

He is a God of Order

Today being Election Day, I have decided not to discuss politics. Which is not surprising given that you can count my political entries on one hand and have fingers left over to whistle for a taxi.

Sometime today we will elect a new President, and we will hear about it soon enough.

I am just happy that I have a God who is a God of order. The sun rises and sets, and so does the moon. The stars wheel across our night sky. But our God is sovereign and never surprised. Our God is gracious and merciful and never has an off day.

I accept that deeply within my heart and trust in Him. Yet I do seem to spend a lot of time planning and organizing for the future. Am I being unfaithful? I do not think so (tell me if you differ). I believe He is a God of order in how He has purposed the workings of the universe He created, and I think He wants us to order our lives as well.

I think I can plan for the future and ponder contingencies without being worried about the future. It comes down to a heart issue. I can plan for a future as long as I accept it is His to reveal as he will. He wants us not just busy but industrious and in service, ministering with love and empathy. Planning our activities and planning how to utilize the gifts and resources he bestows on us.

But with a heart that accepts that His will be done.

He is a God of order and today will unfold as he deems. Don't kid yourself about that. Time will tell me what he already knows. So I can plan to receive it when He reveals it. So I do not worry about how the results turn out today. This is probably why I do not write about politics more often.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Andy,
"I am just happy that I have a God who is a God of order. The sun rises and sets, and so does the moon. The stars wheel across our night sky. But our God is sovereign and never surprised. Our God is gracious and merciful and never has an off day."

Ah...amen! Our Hope is in our Ultimate Leader, Father. the Kingdom in which we are truly citizens is not of this world. Although we certainly hope that the president whom we are electing is good and will help our country, God ultimately is in control.

Great post, Andy!

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Laurie M. said...

"He is a God of order and today will unfold as he deems. Don't kid yourself about that. Time will tell me what he already knows. So I can plan to receive it when He reveals it. So I do not worry about how the results turn out today."

Beautifully put.