Saturday, June 14, 2008

Let the Lord Have His Way

Collection of song:
Let the Lord have His way
In your life every day.
There's no rest, there's no peace
'Till the Lord has His way;
Place your life in His hand
Feel secure in His plan
Let the Lord -
Let the Lord have His way.

The Lord's Ways
Isaiah 55:8-13 New Century Version
The Lord says, "My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Rain and snow fall from the sky and don't return without watering the ground. They cause the plants to sprout and grow, making seeds for the farmer and bread for the people.

The same thing is true of my words I speak. They will not return to me empty. They make the things happen that I want to happen, and they succeed in doing what I send them to do. So you will go out with joy and be led out in peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands. Large cypress trees will grow where thorn bushes were. Myrtle tree will grow where weeds were. These things will be a reminder of the Lord's promise, and this reminder will never be destroyed."

Notes from Preacher's Outline:
55:8 My thoughts are not your thoughts.
God's thoughts and ways are not of the natural person. But human minds and hearts can be renewed and transformed (changed) by seeking Him (Rom. 12:1-2); then our thoughts and ways will begin to conform to His. Our greatest desire should be to so live in conformity to the likeness of our Lord that everything we do pleases the God we serve. We can do this by abiding in His word and responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:5-14, James 1:21).

55:11 Word ... not return unto Me void.
The power and effect of God's word are never canceled or rendered void; His word will bring either spiritual life to those who receive it or just condemnation for those who reject it.

Dorothy: Boy, those notes are kind of tough to understand sometimes. We just have to think and search them out like we dig out the treasure. The Holy Spirit helps us to trust God's working in our daily lives. We may not understand His ways and we need to be reminded that His promises never changed. His ways are better than our ways and many times that was hard to accept. What makes it different was; in heaven He sees everything according to His plan while we on earth, live by faith and we trust God even though we don't see or understand everything. Let the song soften our hearts to trust Him more and more in Jesus' name. I pray. Amen.