November 30, 2010

Every snowflake matters...

Isaiah 55:8-11
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

I love the depth of these scriptures. As I read this last night I was amazed by the example of snow. I find it interesting to know that God knew exactly what we would understand and the easy but deepness of this comparison.

As the snow falls you quickly see who is happy to see snow and who is just not at all impressed. As I read through these scriptures yesterday I realized that as we look out our windows and see the piles and piles of snow that we soon begin to wonder why do we need so much snow, but like each snow flake that hits the ground and plays its role in the environment His Word that is spoken and His plan and direction to our lives is that important.

Like the snow that is falling today each time God sees bigger things in our lives it is going to be a challenge to our flesh and the things we "think" are the best way for our life. That the message from the Word of God will never return to God void. We in the flesh may not receive it well but for every thing that is sent by God into our lives holds a purpose and it may look to use like it has no purpose but it has a huge purpose we just need to surrender and let go.

May you find joy and peace in the beauty of God's spoken Word. I pray that as you read this devotion today that you see and understand the true depth of God's Word.