1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (NIV)
9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
God’s plan for us is much bigger than anything we could ever imagine. It’s beyond anything we could ever cook up in our own finite minds. Sometimes it takes a scary experience to remind us of the fact that our lives were meant to be so much more than what we are currently making of them.
Sometimes we are faced with situations in life where we find ourselves asking ourselves:
What have I done with my life so far?
Have I listened to God?
Have I really lived my life to the fullest?
Have I heard God’s voice?
Most people run from experience to experience, connecting a random set of dots in hopes that somehow they’ll extract meaning, significance, and maybe, just maybe, bliss, if they are lucky. Meanwhile, right under the surface, a divine rhythm is calling us into something more. What a tragedy it would be to have a life of scattered, meaningless interests when spiritual bliss is right there for the asking. What a waste to live a just-getting-by faith when we are promised life to the fullest. Jesus reminds us of this fact in John 10:10:
John 10:10 (NIV)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus tells us that the reason He came was to give us life – life to the absolute maximum.
Revel in this truth today. Forget about what happened yesterday, a week ago, ten years ago. That’s futile to try to change the past.
Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, once said, “It is quite true what philosophy says: that life must be understood backwards. But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forward.” I agree with Soren.
Here are three questions I want us to ponder today:
What good stuff has God been doing in your life recently?
How has God’s plan been bigger than you could imagine?
How has God been calling you to Himself to experience more of Him?
Focus in on Jesus today. I mean laser focus. He is where the good stuff is.