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Shalom…Larry Link

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Posted: November 17th, 2014

To say that I was rebellious when I was a teenager would be an understatement…if my parents, or teachers, or school officials wanted me to do something…I would do the opposite. I’ve often looked back, and have no idea why I was so rebellious. I just was. Getting into trouble was a frequent past time. If it hadn’t been for being so involved in athletics, I’m not sure how much worse it might have gotten…participation in athletics was the leverage used by coaches and school officials. Rebellion is in our DNA…we don’t always do what is expected of us. My parents and school officials had a plan for me. I just didn’t like it…and didn’t follow it. God has a plan for us. He has a plan for EACH of us, but we don’t always follow that plan either. Parents want the best for us. So does God. We often choose other paths. In this week’s reading from Isaiah 14, we read in verses 26-27, “This is the plan that is planned concerning the whole earth…”. Why did those people not observe his plan? Same reason I didn’t observe his plan when I was younger…we think we have a better idea. Now I realize just how ridiculous that thought really is. You know what’s changed? God’s word has truly come alive in my heart! God’s moment-by-moment presence in my heart has become a reality! His plan is always best.