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TODAY’S MEDITATION – God is a God of order (1 Corinthians 14:33-40)

God is a God of order. The Bible says “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way” (verse 40). Though these verses apply more for our churches, it is worth looking in to them in a way that could also apply to our individual lives. My brother, my sister, we were given the freedom to choose what we want to do and when we really love God, we should live according to His laws and order. Indeed we will never reach perfection, but we should seek perfection by trying to live a biblical balanced life, where we do things in an orderly manner. We cannot start things from the end hoping to see success… A new born baby starts with milk before eating solid food, because if you start with solid food the baby can choke and die! So, when we are trying to do things that are out of your reach before time, there is greater chance for us to choke and die too! Yes, God is a God of order and the way He set order is seen from Genesis where He did not create all the things in one day. He created different things, stopped to look and said it is good, before He created the next things. Does it mean there is no spontaneity with God? Certainly not. We see Jesus operating spontaneous miracles here and there, even when people thought He should not have (like on the Sabbath day!). However, we should know that none of us can actually plan out what God is going to do in our lives… He is God and sovereign. Trying to figure out what God is planning for us is like putting Him in a box and limiting what He is allowed to do or not for us. Yes, my friend, we must keep in mind that “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). The freedom we have through the Spirit of God is not a licence to live by our own fleshly desires or emotions… that freedom is in fact to enable us to enjoy our life in Christ within the scope of the biblical order that was set by God. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.

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