Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Daily Grace - Out of Chaos




Everything I observe makes me believe this is true: Order is not natural. When I consider my office, I'm astounded at how quickly it descends into chaos and how long it takes me to restore order. Order requires intervention. It does not happen naturally.

I shouldn't be surprised. God's role in bringing order out of chaos is a prominent biblical theme. He did it when He was creating the nation of Israel (Exodus 7 - 14). When God said it was time to bring the Hebrew people out of Egypt, Pharaoh objected. His nation's economy depended on the Hebrew workers, so Pharaoh didn't want to lose them. To change Pharaoh's mind, God sent ten plagues to convince him. Pharaoh's magicians were able to duplicate the first two plagues. But they could not reverse the plagues - any of them. They could cause chaos, but they could not restore order. Only God can do that.

With effort, we can bring order to our living spaces, but none of us can bring order out of the emotional and spiritual chaos of our lives. Only God can do that. He restores order to chaotic situations when we live as God intended - speaking no evil, being peaceable and gentle, and showing humility to all (Titus 3:2). When we put our problems in God's hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.

8 comments:

  1. Haleluya. dear lord may ur peace be my strength everyday of my long life in the name of jesus amen

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  2. May your peace reign in my heart as I place my problems in your hands, Lord! Amen!

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  3. This is great. When we put our concerns & worries on Him, He in return fills our heart with His peace. Phil.4:6-7. God bless u all. Hallelujah

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  4. God, i place all my problems and the chaos in my life in your Holy Hands. May your peace that surpasses all human understanding reign in my heart. In Jesus name i pray. Amen

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  5. Amen.....Lord please continue to give me your precious Peace each and every day. ...

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  6. God please reorder my life to your glory in Jesus name.

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