Weekly Devotion

His Thoughts/My Thoughts

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February 23, 2021:  His Thoughts/My Thoughts            

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

  ~Isaiah 55:8-9

Did you ever notice that when you are confused about something or there is an issue on your heart, you immediately tend to think God will take care of the situation in the same way that you would?

I suppose it is only natural that we would think that God would think like we think. After all, our only comparison is the human mind. But, Isaiah tells us that God doesn’t think like we think and he doesn’t do things like we do.

We should be really excited about this.

God doesn’t think like we do. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He is able to see the big picture, with all the details filled in that we wonder about. He knows the impact of each piece of the puzzle and how it will impact all other pieces.

It also means that God is not always going to act in the same way we would. This is probably a good thing, since sometimes my emotions get in the way of my actions and my decisions.  God will sometimes act differently simply because he is able to see everything, every detail with all the pieces.

What does this mean for our nonprofits and ministries??

It means that we need to always talk with God about the things happening in our organizations. It means that we are Not in Control. Does this scare you as much as it scares me?

We need to trust and remember that for faith-based organizations, God wants them to succeed as much as we do…perhaps, even more since His name is sort of implied in everything we say and do. We just need to hold on tight and remember that not everything will make sense.

Since God is able to see every detail and he knows how all the pieces fit together, he is going to ask us to do things that don’t make sense to us or to the rest of the world. Hold tight and know that he is in control.

Today, my prayer for you is that in everything you think, say and do, you would trust that God sees the big picture and will not steer you wrong. He may ask you to do some things that don’t seem to make sense, but ultimately, each of these will bring glory to his name.

Sweet Blessings to You, My Friend.