Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”
As I read this verse, I began to muse about the beauty of God’s creation. Here in the midwestern states of the USA, we are entering fall and winter. Leaves have turned and fallen. The cold temperatures are settling in, and things are closed up and ready for the winter months.
Snow has fallen and once again, I am reminded of how much I do not control the environment around me. Hearing others and how they deal with their surroundings got me thinking today.
Abstract. Analytical. Creative. Concrete. Critical. Convergent. Divergent.
These are the types of mindsets or thinking given to man. We have always tried to figure it all out; to master our surroundings and somehow believe that we can control our lives, our destiny.
God has made all things beautiful ‘in his time,‘ not my time. We rush about, trying to fit more activity in our day. We think it progresses to do more than most. We evaluate our lives to become more efficient, more productive. But compared to what? By who’s standard?
Then, I read:
“…also he hath set the world in their heart so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”
God created within us the desire to seek Him.
Romans 1:19 “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.”
God is not hiding from us. He desires to have a relationship with His creation. The preparations and planning that went into salvation reveal the greatest love given for us.
Man has tried throughout time to figure out who God is and control his environment. Yet, God loves us and wants us to depend on Him for everything.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.“
We are His workmanship. If we are saved, we are His purchased possession. He has every right to do with that which is His.
If I surrender my right to follow His way, I am promised far more than I could ever procure myself without Him. I know that He asks that of me.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Enter in and find what beauty awaits!