Thursday, May 21, 2015

God is in Control

God is in Control is the name of a worship song by Twila Paris.
This is no time for fear
This is the time for faith and determination
Don't lose the vision here carried away by the motion
Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
There is one thing that has always been true
It holds the world together

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh, God is in control, oh God is in control

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh, God is in control, oh God is in control

Many are the plans in a men’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).  It is good for me to know that God is in charge, that He directs my steps (Proverbs 20:24). If I seek the Lord, He will lead me. Yet, Scripture says that a horse needs a bridle to control it, and God’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him (Psalm 32:10). God wants us to trust in His Word for our good.  For the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).  The man whose sinful nature controls him is not pleasing to God.  Later in the same chapter Paul says, “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).  God can control whoever and whatever He wants, but He also gives us free will to do what we want. I want to do what is pleasing to God.  How do I find it? It is in the Bible and His Holy Spirit illuminates it for us to know how to follow Him.

God fills us with His Holy Spirit as we trust in Him. He gives us the fruit of the Spirit that includes self-control. It is a gift and a discipline. We must be self-disciplined to seek after Him and His way for us. Job comes to learn how God controls “the clouds” and everything else. He learns that God is good and so we can trust Him to do His good in our lives. It is God’s will that we become sanctified and learn control over our own body and ways (1 Thessalonians 4:4).

I pray that I will continue to be “God-controlled” and that my dear friends will see and have courage to follow Him. His peace is perfect and not of the world, but of the Spirit.




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