WOW The Tigers won and the Saints actually pulled off a win. All that's great but let's rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Eternity is real and it is ours. It is our inheritance. The Holy Spirit has sealed us and we are God's purchased possession for that day, the day He comes to take us home. When all seems lost and it seems we have no answers to the craziness going on around us we have to realize that God is still in control. We have to STOP and make a conscious realization that He is NOT asleep, He is NOT on vacation. He is aware and also able to help us in handling our situations. We probably just need WISDOM which He said he would give liberally if only we would ask. I think our problem, most of the time, is the lack of realization that we even need WISDOM. We rely too heavily on past experience and manipulation in order to have things work out how we think would be best. That's the problem however, since we can't see all our circumstances with eternity's perspective we see very short sighted and don't understand how individual events in our lives line up to effect eternity and our future.
Let's consider Joseph. We must really stop and contemplate the events that lead to the salvation of the nation of Israel. That process didn't just have to do with the timing for Israel as much as it did making Joseph ready for re-encountering his brothers. What needed to be done in his life so he could be trusted with all of that authority. That story excites me. The thought of our heavenly Father working so diligently through our circumstances to prepare us for kingdom work. Oh how we miss things because we allow our circumstances to consume us rather than us by the power of the Holy Spirit saying ok God I recognize this as an opportunity to be prepared----do your work in me. Well I need to go more later on this thought.