Your Morning Coffee 07/29/2022
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father invite us once again to trust him, his character, his power, his presence, his deep and abiding delight in us as his children. Father we love you and long to know you better. Help us know you! Speak to us through your word. Transform us through our prayers into a deeper and more abiding likeness of your Son. Sing with us as we sing together to you, our hearts and minds turned towards you. Father, in the name of your Son Jesus, and by he who lives within us, the Holy Spirit, help us in our weakness, to know your good and perfect will. And to do it, rejoicing, and without hesitation.
Your Morning Song: "Clumsy" by Chris Rice
Your Morning Scripture: Proverbs 21:31
The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord.
Decisions. We each make hundreds, if not thousands of decisions every day. Sure, most of them are small, but we are still making choices. Some are moral, such as being patient with your children, cherishing your spouse, honoring your parents et cetera. Most of our choices are not, what shirt to wear, what kind of cereal to eat, what kind of coffee to drink.
How easily do you forget to see your choices, your decisions in their true context? Our choices rest under and within the power of God.I don't know about you, but I am constantly forgetting this, and I am so grateful that God has patience with me, reminds me graciously of his power, not holding my weakness against me.
So what? So what if the final outcome of our daily decisions, big and small, belongs to God? What's the difference between making our choices without keeping this truth/reality in mind and forgetting it?
Imagine our hearts like ships on an ocean. If we forget that the outcomes of our choices belong to God, then our hearts will be like ships caught in a terrible storm. Our hearts will rise up and fall amongst waves that threaten to overwhelm us, drown us, break us up into a frothing wreck. Because we are not strong enough to control our future.
But God is.
If we make our choices mindful of God's power over the outcomes of our choices, then our hearts will be steady, calm, slipping swiftly along through still waters, sails full of a heavenly breath of wind that takes to places we could not reach for ourselves.
Choose wisely. Choose well. But choose as a child whose hand rests in their father's gentle grip.