I Throw Like a Girl

“God’s Thoughts” by Max Lucado

Posted by Carol on December 5, 2007

In my devotions today I read from Max Lucado’s little book, “Grace For the Moment”. It is made up of little snippets from the many books he has written – one entry for each day of the year. Today’s devotion especially spoke to my heart because of the things some of my family is going through (see “Choices“). I am posting what Max (I bet he doesn’t know we are on a first name basis) had to say in hopes that it will help all of us try to see things from God’s perspective – especially at the Christmas season.

“Lord you have done such great things! How deep are your thoughts!” Psalm 92:5

“God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are they even like ours. We aren’t even in the same neighborhood. We’re thinking, ‘Preserve the body’; He’s thinking, ‘Save the soul’. We dream of a pay raise. He dreams of raising the dead. We avoid pain and seek peace. God uses pain to bring peace. ‘I’m going to live before I die’, we resolve. ‘Die, so you can live’, He instructs. We love what rusts. He loves what endures. We rejoice at our successes. He rejoices at our confessions. We show our children the Nike star with the million-dollar smile and say, ‘Be like Mike.’ God points to the crucified carpenter with bloody lips and a torn side and says, ‘Be like Christ.’ (taken from The Great House of God by Max Lucado)”.

Amen,

Carol

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