Monday, March 24, 2014

365 Days with God - Day 94: Knowing Ourselves

I'm giving myself a challenge. Read the Bible each day for a whole year, following the ESV Study Guide 1-year plan. Each day, I will post whatever God has revealed to me in His Word, and how it is changing me. A friend of mine once said that nothing has changed her life as much as reading the bible each day - and I'm excited for how this will change me. Join me on an adventure into the heart of God - and day by day, we can learn more about who He is and what that means to us!

- Andy Catts

Day 94, March 24, 2014
Readings: Psalm 94, Exodus 40, Esther 7, 1 Corinthians 12

Understand, O dullest of the people!
Fools, when will you be wise?
He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?
He who teaches man knowledge - 
The LORD - knows the thoughts of man,
that they are but a breath. (Psalm 94:8-11)

How often am I striving for stuff and things for myself? How often do I overlook God's sovereignty, justice and omniscience? For my own personal gain (which is fleeting), for my own glory (which is insignificant)? He knows what I have done, what I am doing, and what I will do. When will I figure this out?

When will I be willing to put down my pride and acknowledge the truth of who God is? That he's bigger, wiser and more powerful than me - that no matter what my scheme, His will is the one one that prevails. Who am I to question Him? How could I hope to have a better plan than he does? While I am ready and willing to admit that I'm not the smartest person on earth, why am I willing to challenge God?

If I am willing to set down my plans, my assumptions and expectations, I can see the truth of who God is. I can give Him all the glory, and acknowledge His wisdom and power. I can be content in any circumstance because I know that He is not overcome, overwhelmed or fooled by anything. He is sovereign, and I am in His hands.

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