Blast from the past . . . originally posted on September 3, 2010.
Isn’t it great to know that “planning” is God-inspired? He has no desire for us to live our life and run our ministry “spur of the moment” or spontaneously every second of every day. Oh, there’s room for that, at least I hope there is since I participate in unanticipated activities fairly regularly. But God is into planning. In fact, He is the Master Planner.
Just go outside and look at this world we live in. Wow. And the stars, each a massive inferno so expanse that we can see them millions of miles away. Last week I discovered a praying mantis clinging to my screen door. I gave him a good look. The design and symmetry and “perfection” of this little noble creature is just as awe-inspiring.
Genesis 1 says that God built all of this in seven days, in a particular order too. It would be interesting to know why he created the animals in the water and air on one day and the land animals on another. Why not both the same day? Or the other way around? Must be some serious strategic planning going on there. I mean, if I were God, I think I’d just do it all at once. But God saw it fit to phase creation in, even including a day where He intentionally did nothing.
Wow. Thanks God, for reminding us that you’re into planning. It’s a reminder to us that every moment we spend thinking about the future and building processes, steps, and ‘plans’ towards that future we are participating in a God-inspired activity.