“‘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)

The more I understand that God is El Elyon – the Most High God, the Sovereign Ruler of the universe – the more I take Him out of my man-made box. You know, the box that minimizes Him, the one that keeps Him on my level so I can pretend to understand Him. But, truth be known, God IS in complete control of everything.

Hmmmm….Let’s say that again: GOD IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF EVERYTHING!! How easily we say those words. They are so familiar to us. We feel very comfortable, maybe even a little self-righteous at times, as we mutter these words in the face of hardship. May they never become cliche` in the hearts of a Believer!

But really – God IS in control of everything! The Creator of the universe – MY Creator and Redeemer – knows everything that comes my way. He is weaving together a beautiful tapestry for His glory.

We cannot begin to imagine how great the things are that He has PREPARED for us. They don’t come about through happenstance. He has prepared them, put all the pieces together, set up all the divine appointments.

His thoughts and His ways are on a much higher plane than my own. His thoughts and ways are all about the eternal.

And I want my life, and all that is in it, to count for eternity.

I am Yours, Lord.

Father, help us to grasp this truth. We say it. We know it in our heads, but help us know it in our hearts. Your MAJESTY and POWER does not work within the confines of our minds. Give us a glimpse of Your Spirit working everything together for our good. Forgive us for insisting that You remain in our little man-made boxes. I think we do that because deep down inside there is a part of us that wants to be in control. Forgive us, Lord. You are God – You alone.