NORMality Weekly for Monday FEBRUARY 2nd. 2009
He is STILL The Lord,
He is STILL ADEQUATE;
He is STILL SUFFICIENT,
He’s STILL more than ENOUGH through all 2009.
Something I was reading this week: You can turn care into prayer anywhere!
GOD HAS A BETTER AND BIGGER PLAN
We have heard it said that God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our lives. It’s easy to agree when we like the plan. But what do you do when the plan doesn’t seem to be what you expected?
The doctor calls with bad news. I’m sorry. It’s cancer and there’s nothing we can do.
Your wife tells you she wants a divorce after 26 years of marriage.
Your boss calls you in and says, We’ve decided to let you go.
Your daughter moves out after a disagreement, and now she’s living with her boyfriend.
After crashing your car, you discover that your insurance won’t cover it.
You job search has led to a dead end and now you are out of money and out of leads.
Then you may cry out, Lord, what’s happening?
We all probably had the idea that God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we would like. Pray for any length of time and sooner or later you will come up again the hard reality of a sincere prayer that doesn’t seem to be answered at all.
What do we do when God doesn’t seem to come through for us?
How do we keep hope alive when life itself seems to take a wrong turn down a dead-end street?
What if all that we hold dear is suddenly snatched away, if all the familiar landmarks are removed, if our friends desert us, if our job is gone, if our health disappears, if death comes unbidden to our door.
If these things do happen; what then?
We should accept God’s Blessings because He promised; because He cannot lie!
The Jews had a long history of seeing God intervene for them:
It happened when Moses led them out of
It happened when God sustained them for 40 years in the wilderness.
It happened when they crossed the
It happened when the walls of
It happened when they conquered the Promised Land.
It happened when Gideon defeated the Midianites.
It happened when Samson defeated the Philistines.
It happened when Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal.
It happened when David defeated Goliath.
It happened when Jehoshaphat defeated the Ammonites.
Over and over again, when the children of
We are so blessed, the people said. And so they were, and so they taught their children and their grandchildren.
But any blessing that is neglected without giving thanks will eventually be lost. That part of the story somehow never seemed to take root in the hearts of God’s people.
The privileges—yes, they enjoyed those.
But the responsibility and the warning—those never seemed to take great hold with the people.
And that brings us to Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Eph 3.20 Amplified Bible Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--
Yes God has a bigger and a better plan for your life, He wants to bless you and care for you every day you are on the earth until you reach Him in heaven.
I pray you have a wonderful winning week.
Dr. Norman Campbell <OXEYE><
THERE SHOULD BE A LOT MORE FUN IN LIFE!
While on vacation a man and woman visited a local church for the Sunday service. They always like to sit close to the front, so they entered a pew in the second row. Shortly after settling in, an usher came up to them, tapped lightly on thethe man’s shoulder and said This pew is saved.
The husband replied That’s okay, so are WE!
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