The last word

Proverbs 16:1-3 from The Message reads:

“Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word. Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good. Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.”

Do you believe that today…does God truly have the last word? Have you ever put tons of energy and effort into getting certain plans just the way you want them…only to have God mess it all up? “How dare he! How could he do that with all my good intensions?” But here’s the problem with our ‘good intensions’ most of the time. We have zero guarantee that any of it will succeed! Usually, the problem ends up being that we simply did not consult with God via prayer and reading of the Word in order to receive his blessing first. Once we have that we can be assured that we’re on the right track.
Now look at the other half of the above verses. Then, read this quote below by speaker and author, Leondard Sweet from his book, “Soul Tsunami.”

“The church is bursting at the seams with rationality, decency, order, dignity, and predictability. What it needs is the holy intoxications of foolishness, humor, craziness, outrageousness, creative disorder, and passion.”

In relation to the church, God’s church, do you see any correlation between the Proverbs passage and Pastor Sweet’s statement? If so, what is it? Please email me or comment on the blog with your thoughts.
This week, may your plans be beautifully painted on the canvas of your ‘to do’ list…and may you allow God to hold the brush.

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