This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about what it means to serve a sovereign God. There was a time, quite honestly, when I generally knew what someone meant when they referred to God as “Sovereign,” but I couldn’t provide specific examples of His Sovereignty in my life. It might be fair to say that I didn’t have a sufficient grasp of the term itself.
Once, I heard a pastor further explain it. A person in his congregation came to him and said, “Why does the loving mother of a young family die, but the drunk lives on?” This pastor’s example shed a new light on things for me. It helped me to understand that every experience, whether pleasant or painful, God allows. If God allows it, it is serving a purpose.
When I turn to the Scriptures, that is the revelation that Joseph also reached. As we know, Joseph was sold into slavery by this brothers. I’m sure, in the early years, that Joseph thought his brothers were ultimately responsible for his bondage. However, in Genesis 45, Joseph reaches a different understanding. He tells his brother, “Yes, it was God who sent me, not you.” So we know with a sovereign God, it doesn’t happen unless He allows it to happen.
The Words that guide and comfort me are, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21
Tomorrow, let’s talk about stewardship. Please share this reflection with others, and let’s support each other as we walk according to His plan, even if it is not our plan.
So today, remember, that if God is allowing it to happen it is serving a purpose in your life.