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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Does God care about the details?

My oldest son has narrowed his college choices down to two technical schools. There are pro's and con's to each. Which one should he choose??? That's the million dollar question. (Or, in actuality, that's the $45,000 or $25,000 question!)

We plan to sit down this week and make two lists. Pro's for each school and con's for each school. Weigh them out. Discuss them. And then...

PRAY!!!

One of these schools is the one he should go to in order to keep to the plan God laid out for him. The other is not. Could he be successful at the other school? Sure, but in all my *blank* years on this earth, I've come to understand that living your life the way you want and living in God's will are sometimes two different things.

Living in God's will means following the path He set out for us from the beginning of time. I read just the other day in Acts 17:26 that "From one man [God] made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live." That tells me that God has everything planned out, including...


...where we should go to school.
...who we should marry.
...how many children to have.
...what we'll do for our careers.
...where we will live and play and work.
...when we will die and leave this world.

People who don't trust God with the smallest details of their lives are kinda foolish in my opinion. For me, the science of the human body proves God exists. You can't have such complex, tiny, microscopic
"thingies" come together to make a person who talks, walks, thinks, cries, laughs, eats, burps, farts...you get the picture... without a Creator.

A Creator who knows what is best for His creation.

So, does God care about the details? Does He care which school my son chooses? Does He have a plan for my son's future??

YES! YES! and YES!!

We'll seek HIS opinion before we ever think about making OUR decision.

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