When we put our selves ahead of God and think that we don’t need him, God will step in and take control of the situation and we will see that he is the God of the universe. The beginning and the end the alpha and the omega. The almighty God.
Anytime we find ourselves in a position of drawing attention to what we are doing without acknowledging that God is the creator and supreme being we fall short of the truth and nothing we attempt will prevail especially if it is not his plan for our lives.
The Tower of Babel
11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
God must be the primary focus of any plans I have in my life.
This morning let me focus on these verses:
“For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.”
We stray and he corrects like a shepherd guides his sheep.
Hebrews 12:6, 7
“For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?”
Let me keep focus on how to live my life with God in control knowing that when I get out of line I will be chastened. I will accept his correction.
Job 5:17, 1
“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.”
So heavenly father I meditate on your word this morning and as I do so I make sure to understand that what I read and keep in my heart must be performed and obeyed with a serious heart.
David W. Aucoin
Today’s song for my day is a favorite song of mine and fits today’s message from God’s word.
Song for my day: ‘From the inside out’ Hilsong click here to listen
Quote for my day:
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.