Has God chosen you for a specific task?
I’m in the grandma stage of my life, so I have a lot of years and choosings to look back at. I realize that God chose me for certain tasks at different stages in my life. It was only about ten years ago that I thought, “Aha. This is it. This is what I am supposed to do for the rest of my life.” Because I “knew” what I was chosen for, I didn’t keep listening. However, in God’s plan this was a temporary task, a step down the road He wanted me to travel. God had to get me to listen, and when my ears were not tuned into the message, He had to get my attention. It was painful, but, oh, how I thank Him for persisting and bringing me back into His will and mission for me today.
This time I’m keeping my ears open in case there are more turns on the path ahead that He wants me to take.Ephesians 3:9-10 (New Living Translation)
I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning. God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Ephesians 3:9-10 (The Message)
And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!
Why study the Bible this way?If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what you drew. Want to share? I invite your comments and an upload of your own drawings.