Thursday, December 24, 2009

He does all things well

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones asked the question, "Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?" I find that this is often the case in my life.

I was meditating today on Isaiah 28:23-29 which says,

"Give ear, and hear my voice; give attention, and hear my speech. Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continually open and harrow his ground? When he has leveled its surface, does he not scatter dill, sow cumin, and put in wheat in rows and barley in its proper place, and emmer as the border? For he is rightly instructed; his God teaches him. Dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin, but dill is beaten out with a stick, and cumin with a rod. Does one crush grain for bread? No, he does not thresh it forever; when he drives his cart wheel over it with his horses, he does not crush it. This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom."

The farmer knows the times, he knows the seasons, and he knows how to treat each crop which he plants according to its type. This is all because of wisdom from God. God too knows the seasons, He knows the materials with which He is working, and He is "wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom."

This relates to the song by Chris Tomlin,

You Do All Things Well

Mountain maker
Ocean tamer
Glimpses of You
Burn in my eyes
The worship of heaven
Fills up the skies

You made it all
Said, "let there be"
And there was
All that we see
The sound of Your voice
The works of Your hands
You do all things well
You do all things well
You do all things well

Star creator
Wind breather
The strokes of Your beauty
Brushed through the clouds
Light from the heavens
Touching the ground

Imagination runs wild
And breathes the breath of life
Across the fields
Across the miles

Are you discouraged? Unhappy? Talk to yourself a little. Remind yourself: God does all things well.

P.S. You can listen to the song on YouTube here:

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