Has God Surprised You???

Posted: August 17, 2015 in World On The Edge

Photo by JulesInKy, 2006, MorgueFile.com

Photo by JulesInKy, 2006, MorgueFile.com

Remember your first time jumping into water as a child? . You were afraid, but  you let go and jumped because your father was waiting to catch you.

As adults, we still have our fears  But when we let go, and trust in our heavenly father, God will not only catch us, he will surprise us.

God’s surprises come in a myriad of ways, and at unexpected times.

Sometimes He surprises us through people—especially in our narrow-mindedness when we judge a person.

Oh, we have our own ways of judging people. Often it’s a first impressions: how they’re dressed, how attractive they are, how they speak, smell, or walk. We don’t see a child of God, made in His image. We see someone who is different from our own image of what a person should be. And sometimes, we pompously see someone who’s ‘in our way.’ And so, we circumvent them, and never get to know what they may have had to offer–the surprises God has in mind.

Jesus, Himself, tells us that there’s not much sense in this sort of response by people stuck in their own ideas.

He asks: “To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by all her children.”-Luke 7:31-35

True wisdom is to TRUST in God. Trust is always the answer.

If Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, turned five loaves and two fishes into enough to feed five thousand, with leftovers; then we can trust him to surprise us again? Trust Him to surprise us personally? Trust Him to do much more than we can imagine?

Because we can only imagine the ways God will surprise us with His love. So, love Him. Trust Him. Let Him do His work in you.

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