Monday, July 03, 2006

We run a planned race

Our lives are not haphazard journeys that evolve as we go along, depending on what we do or what happens next. Each of us is running the race God has marked out for her. This race is not determined by the good or evil actions of others, no matter who they are or how much power they hold over us. Neither do we run wherever we please. God has planned our race, and he is carrying out his plan–a plan that guarantees our good and his glory. Nothing–not principalities or powers, not the devil himself, not even we–can throw God off his plan or prevent him from accomplishing his good purposes for us. We run a planned race.
And we do not run alone.

Jude 24, 25 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

from When Life and Beliefs Collide by Carolyn Custis James

HT: Cup Overflowing

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