Monday, February 13, 2012

Heavenly Semantics

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7, NKJV)
One of the most liberating lessons the Lord has taught me through my husband is not to worry. Each moment of every day contains a unique opportunity in which we can choose to worry or choose to trust. As humans we are endowed with a need to know and a need to understand. Even our brains our wired to “fill in the gaps,” so to speak, in effort to process clarity. Research has shown that people can read words that are jumbled letters if the first and last letters are placed in the correct order.
Try it for yourself:
Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
I began to ponder the different applications of this revelatory insight. As we wake up each day, we already have an idea of how it should end in our minds. When the details in between do not read the way we expected, we experience pronounced disappointment. We subconsciously see details not as isolated incidents devoid of meaning, but as part of a greater whole. The problem of worry emerges when we try to decipher details out of context.
However, God never intended for us to try to figure it all out. Since He is omniscient, He knew that we would anyway, and that this would lead to worry. When I read Luke 12:7, I am lovingly reminded to trust Him with the details.
Revelation 22:13 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
In other words, God is the first and last letter. If we do not trust Him to anchor our lives, our existence would be an endless stream of gibberish, with no meaning whatsoever. However, with God even the most tangled messes have sudden meaning and clarity.
God's infinite view is far broader than our finite view.
Psalm 90:4 says, "For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night."
God has a vision and plan for your lives and marriage, but we must trust Him with the details.


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