“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Psalms 33:6-11 NIV
Close your eyes and get a vision of the breath of God creating the stars, then commanding them to take their their assigned places. They stand firm until receiving the next command.
Like that stars, we listen to our Father’s voice. We eagerly take our assigned places and wait for the next command. At the beginning we go forth with great zeal, with great confidence, with great significance. We stand firm, eager to hear the next command. For a season we are richly satisfied, strong, bold, immovable. Over time our zeal can be challenged, questioned and even mocked by the noise of this world.
During ancient civilization stars were carefully studied and provided guidance that was crucial to the expansion of humankind across continents. How much do we rely on them today?
Advancements in science have neatly packaged sophisticated mapping solutions. What should still be mind-blowing is reduced to frustrating when Waze sends us the wrong way.
Man has created so much from creation. It’s celebrated daily. How much of our attention do we give it? Have we have forgotten about the Creator?
When the stars were created the earth was quiet and everything pointed to the Creator. The same is true with your purpose on this earth in this hour. Your purpose points to the Creator. It can’t always be rationalized by man and we have a tendency to reject what we don’t understand. It’s easier to dismiss the power of God than to surrender our own strength and make room for the “impossible”. Many would call this irrational.
Don’t waste any more time worrying about the noise in the world. The most horrifying plans of mankind will be thwarted, destroyed, result in nothing. God’s plans prevail, and your purpose is in the center of it.
Stand firm in what you last heard from your Creator. If you are not clear about your purpose, chase the heart of God. Start by reading the Bible. Open up to John Chapter 1, read and ask for God to speak specifically to you. Take comfort in knowing “the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
Lord, I pray that you speak directly to me or help me remember what you last spoke to my heart. Give me your strength to stand firm. Peace be still to the noise around me. Thank you that your purpose stands firm.