While hiking in the forest, I meditated on Psalm 139. The Psalm answered two questions I thought at 4:30 in the morning. First question: Does God “hear” my thoughts? (I know he hears my spoken prayers, but does he hear when I’m praying with my thoughts?) Second question: Have all the events of my past 65 years been God’s plan or did I make choices that frustrated and changed God’s “perfect” plan? (I am referring to Proverbs 19:21.) First question answered: Psalm 139:2: “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Yes, God hears the prayers I think at 4:30 in the morning when my mind is awake. Second question answered: Psalm 139:16: “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” God wrote the story of my life in His book before I was formed in my mother’s womb. Therefore, what I think were my own choices were actually God’s choices for me. God put the plan and the desire in my mind and heart and opened the door of opportunity. I did not mess up God’s plan. My desire and plan to work at a Christian camp in Hawaii after earning my Master of Divinity was not a selfish choice, but a day ordained for me and written in God’s book before my body was formed in my mother’s womb. That means that where I am and what I’m doing now was written in God’s book before I was born. Trust in the Father’s good purpose and plan.
Published by wilenghartswisdom
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ learning to live with confidence and contentment in this world. I have served as a pastor in several churches for thirty years. My wife is from Hong Kong. God has blessed us with three children and one adopted. View all posts by wilenghartswisdom