How He Guides…

Hello friends,

I hope you’re all doing well. I wanted to come share an awesome message with you all. I decided that since I haven’t written anything in a little while, the least I could do is come share something great.

I listen, read and learn from a wide variety of Christian pastors and ministers. I study everything from A. W. Tozer to Ellen G. White to Francis Chan to Dr. Charles Stanley. I love learning about what different people have to say about God. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of messages from Timothy Keller who currently serves as the head pastor for the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Keller is a gifted teacher that I love to listen to because of his focus on historical context which really helps me because I LOVE all things history related. Historical context is huge for me.

Anyway, Keller has a sermon called “Your Plans: God’s Plans” that completely rocked my world. I’ve always had a hard time understanding how my choices effect my life, how God guides me, why He doesn’t just drop arrows in my path and why gaining wisdom is important if He works everything together for my good. I mean honestly, it’s hard to comprehend the idea that God knows the end from the beginning AND my choices effect my future. Keller has explained this so well and I know that this message can really help others understand these things too. Now just to warn you all, I’ve listened to this message at least 10 times. If you don’t get everything after the first time you listen, don’t feel crazy if you have to play it again. Some of the concepts are very heavy but they are really not as complicated as they seem.

If you choose to listen to this message, please comment and let me know. I want to know if anyone else is as blown away by the insight and clarity received from the message. On another note, I’m starting a new practicum tomorrow for my education program so please keep me in your prayers. I appreciate them so much!

Thanks for reading,


One Reply to “How He Guides…”

  1. I finally listened to it! I absolutely loved it. Keller really has a knack for explaining things well. I think it’s very simple: God is sovereign, yet He gave us free will, but our free will never usurps His sovereignty. The effects of our choices are very much fixed, as Keller says.
    My pastor tweeted something interesting that I think applies: The Father doesn’t give life directions in one big bundle because the goal is knowing Him, not the plan.
    I think this rings true; He could easily require us to need step-by-step direction, but that’s why I think He longs for us to be wise and use wisdom. Think about Jesus. He didn’t stop to pray every time He had to make a decision but He did stop to pray to acknowledge who was God and in control of His life.

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