“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “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
Aren’t you grateful that God doesn’t think the way we do? I sure am. As Dr. Snyder says, “Can you imagine how scary that would be?” He continues: “This conviction of a higher order grows with each new advance of faith. With the passing of years comes new levels of spiritual maturity, and eventually we realize that there really is a higher way in the universe than what we learn from ordinary life. The experiences we go through, things that happen to us, people we meet from day to day, lessons we learn through every new trial, odd coincidences we observe, losses we suffer, advantages and promotions we enjoy–all of this is part of a purpose that transcends our own and points toward a well-thought-out plan and a destiny beyond the present earthly order. We can be sure that the meaning of many experience in life will remain almost a complete mystery to us until we come to a place where they are allowed to unfold and make sense within the higher purpose.”
TODAY’S PRAYER: If you haven’t done it yet, ask the Holy Spirit to do his favorite work: to reveal to you the reality of the higher order, and then thank God for the fact that there really is one. It’ll make your day.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!