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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, November 15 2016

What does control mean for you? If you were to tell someone, "I have things under control", what would that look like? I often find myself trying to have a plan for everything. By planning ahead, things go more smoothly, right? Sometimes I can get so wrapped up in this mindset that I forget to leave some space to look and listen for the ways that God is at work.

Take a moment to consider these words from the gospel of Matthew, "Look at the birds in the air. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them." (Matthew 6:26)

When you take a look around at God's creation and notice the ways that God takes care of things, it's amazing to see each and every detail. God reminded me of how we are cared for during our Women's Retreat this weekend. On Friday night, you could witness this beautiful masterpiece that God had painted on the porch outside the dining room at Amicalola Falls Lodge.

Max Lucado challenged me with some questions as I was taking some time to consider this passage of scripture.

"If God is able to place the stars in their sockets and suspend the sky like a curtain, do you think it is remotely possible that God is able to guide your life? If God is mighty enough to ignite the sun, could it be that he is mighty enough to light your path? If God cares enough about the planet Saturn to give it rings or Venus to make it sparkle, is there an outside chance that God cares enough about you to meet your needs?" 

These are some challenging questions for me as I struggle with the desire to be in control of each situation in my life. Enter into this day, trying to let God be in control. Notice the ways that God is taking care of you in each moment. 

I was equally grateful for this image of God's creation that journeyed together, prayed together, supported one another, and laughed together.

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, Open our eyes to the ways you are guiding us, lighting our path and caring for us each day. Help us to put our trust in you. In Christ's Name, Amen.

Posted by: Allison Shearouse AT 04:26 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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