Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fw: What in the world is He doing?

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From: Rob Smith <>
To: Rob Smith <>
Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:31 AM
Subject: What in the world is He doing?

I'm mostly concerned with what's happening in my life, to be honest.  My concerns generally start with the particular day of the week I'm in and what the day holds...or the season of the year and what that means for activities...or the stage of life I'm in and what that means in terms of working, retirement, etc.  If we throw the word "plan" out there my mind goes to thoughts of, "What's the plan for me?"
But, what in the world is God doing...or put another way, What is God doing in the world, anyway?  His plans are a bit bigger than mine.  Ephesians seems to throw some light there.  Consider these passages:
Ephesians 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will"
Ephesians 1:10 "as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."
Ephesians 1: 22 "And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all."
And then we see where God's plan includes us:
Ephesians 2: 4 "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,"
and how about this:
Ephesians 2:7 "so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."
It is good to get a bigger picture when it comes to plans.  There's so much more than...just my life...just this day...just this season or even...just my life!
Rob Smith

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