Thursday, April 2, 2009
When God directs the stage...
His father and mother replied, "Isn't there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me. She's the right one for me." (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.) Judges 14:3-4
This is really an interesting passage. Here it states that though Samson did not do things the traditional way, nor did he listen to the advice of his parents. But what is crazy is that it was the Lord that was behind it all. It was God who orchestrated this and it was God who allowed this to happen. It was an opportunity for God to develop Samson to engage with the Philistines. Unknown to everyone God knows what he was doing.
So what does that mean for me? It means that there are some things that happen that are out of my control but it is not out of God’s control. He is in total control of what is happening and maybe he is allowing it to happen. However, we may not always be aware of it going on. It’s always good to be in tune with God so that you can at least have in inkling of where he is going. However, even if God does not reveal all of His plans to me. It is a good idea to grow an awareness of His presence and trust in His moving.
Lord I don’t always do this right. But I hope that when You move, I am able to see where You are going, and if not. Help me to trust what You are doing.