Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yes to God Tuesdays - God Has a Plan


Yes to God Tuesday ended up on Wednesday this week, my apologies.

Chapter 3, God Has a Plan, of Lysa TerKeurst's book, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, builds on the last chapter, and emphasizes "to leave some things behind, we need to learn that God has a plan and to trust His plan."

This chapter correlates to a recent sermon by my pastor, entitled When God Moves Your Cheese. To discuss God making changes in our lives, Pastor played on the words of the title of Spencer Johnson's motivational book about change, Who Moved My Cheese.

I found such comfort in the major points of Pastor's sermon:
  • God's purpose supercedes our convenience.
  • God moves at a sense of time operating by a different standard. Our timing is based in the past. God's timing is based on the future.
  • The change is not a disruption to your journey. It is a continuation in the same direction/destiny in God.
  • We may have a greater impact out of our comfort zone than within our comfort zone.
  • God moves us to extend His reach and influence and to bring something out of us that will outlast us.
  • When God moves, He moves us higher, wider, deeper, and better.
  • We can never go wrong with God, even if we feel vulnerable.

Lysa writes giving up our plans for God's plan, the perfect plan, takes us to places we never imagined. My favorite sentence from Lysa's book is "Commit to leave your agenda behind, take God's hand, and hold on tight...the journey has just begun."

I'm holding on Lord. I trust your plan. I can't wait to see where you take me.

If God is moving your cheese, I'd love to hear about it.

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8 comments:

tiggerdaisy said...

I loved the book, but I even more so loved your pastor's sermon!

Oh, that we could leave our agenda behind and take a hold of the Lord's hand and move forward!

Great post! I leave encouraged!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Sandra said...

Those are some great points. I'm hopeful for the future, trusting in Him to get us through our dilemmas.

Blessings!
Sandra

Luanne said...

I love what your pastor said about when God moves he moves us higher, wider, deeper and better. The first bullet point about Gods purpose superceding our convenience reminds me of the expression "God is more interested in our character than he is our comfort".

One of these days I'm going to have to read that book.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

Luanne

Kelsey said...

Wow some awesome points!

Elizabeth said...

loved this! loved this!

especially:
God moves at a sense of time operating by a different standard. Our timing is based in the past. God's timing is based on the future.

thanks for sharing.

Lelia Chealey said...

OH, I would've loved to sit through that sermon!! Loved this part:
*The change is not a disruption to your journey. It is a continuation in the same direction/destiny in God.

So good! Thanks for sharing this Michelle!
Blessings,
Lelia

Elizabeth said...

if you're able i'd love for you to join in my "feel good friday"...even if you don't...i hope your Friday is great!

Laura said...

God has really been moving my cheese lately! (I love this) We are in the process of joining a new church, which is a long story, but we are confident of God's calling on this issue. That doesn't mean I have to like it, though! But I'm trusting in Him...