In the world but not of it

January 4, 2010

Perfect vision…

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Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12

If I consider all the times I have misjudged a situation or a person it leaves me wondering how I could ever be so confident about claiming to be certain about something.

I love technology and gadgets and I could say with confidence I know how to use them well but I also know that there are thousands of pieces that make them. I don’t know what those pieces are, how they operate, and how one works with the other or even how someone dreamed it up.

I don’t know exactly how electricity works, how gas makes the engine start when it is all mechanical, how planes can get off the ground and stay in the air and so on…

There are so many things just about daily life that I cannot explain and don’t even want to attempt to figure out yet isn’t it interesting how much time we spend trying to figure out what God is doing in our lives or even in the lives of others?

What is God doing? I used to ask that question often and realized one day that it is actually the wrong question to ask since here in this passage He tells us we cannot and will not know everything He is doing and for those things we do see they are not completely revealed to us yet.

This question “What is God doing?” is also an indicator of doubt or even worse, unbelief in our lives. This question is a distraction from simply trusting the Lord, trusting Him to know what to do and when to do it. The Bible tells us that the Father knows when things will happen (Matthew 13:32), the things that pertain to His glorious plan but also the things that pertain to us.

When a service repairman comes to your house to fix something do you follow him around the house telling him how to do his job, critiquing his every move and intention? Of course not, you may like to watch but even then you are silent, trusting in the fact that although you have no clue what he is doing or how it will get fixed, in the end you have this expectation and peace it will be fixed and work the way it should.

Amazing isn’t it – the service repairman gets more of our faith than God does…


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