Forward Thinking: Part Two

The Lion who is the Lamb

Who could have foreseen Jesus?

 Who could have foreseen our salvation as God had decreed it? We (as in mankind) didn’t. We had glimpses, but no ‘one’ could see the greatness of His mercy in what God was ultimately planning. Even up to the last moment we could not see it and were lamenting the death and dying of Jesus and what we thought were all the good and righteous plans we had. We were too limited in our thinking to know that this was right on track and that this atrocious event at the cross was the plan! This was not a setback! But the glorious working out of our freedom and forgiveness.

In addition, God’s hand in the life if His people did not end there! 

God did not say, “Good, I’m finished.” And go to bed!

God is still working out into completion a plan that is so over our heads because of our limited ability to see and think in our humanness that we cannot comprehend it. In our (man’s) arrogance we “think” we know, but we do not. God’s plans and thoughts are so above us, so much more than what we can think or conceive. And…it does not begin and with us.

There are those behind us who hoped and walked on in quiet faithfulness and there will be those in front of us who will carry on their part in the completion of God’s plan. What is our part? Faithfulness, to walk on in quietness and hope, just knowing that God is sovereign God and that there is a greater plan to which we are not privy.

We question not when managers above us in the work place have plans and thinking that they can’t and mustn’t always share with the people they are responsible for below the. Those managers implement strategies and ideas that work towards the “big” plan and the people in the front lines don’t always know what the “big” picture looks like.  They just do and complete their part of the plan, focusing only on that. The “big” plan would be too distracting and quite possibly be beyond their ability to comprehend. But they trust their superiors that this is all going somewhere.

Well, if we can do this with human superiors, can we not do this with God? For who is He but God! God almighty who see and reigns over all things. All things. Good and bad…“both calamities and good things to come.”

There is a faithfulness to work through; complete the part that God has decreed we do. Work it through in quietness and hope. Not trudging through in weary hopelessness as if fighting for a lost cause. But in victorious hopefulness as through all seeming setbacks, and hardships we know, we know! God has a plan and that He is Sovereign!

Our New Jerusalm
...He Leads Me by Still Waters...
...He Leads Me by Still Waters...

Our Sovereign God

We know that God our sovereign God has worked out every detail and all is not lost. Never has been, never will be. For God will always be God! And His plans and purposes are bigger and holier than our petty, selfish plans and ambitions. In addition, we are counted into His plan. We have a privilege of being a part of God’s bigger ultimate plan for all.

In the end when we stand in the New Jerusalem, we will see and realize, “Oh! This is what it was all about.” And even then…we may not be able to comprehend all that God is doing and thinking as only He God can contain all that is in His heart and mind.

But we must know that right now, at this time, He, God, our God and Father has purposed us, purposed myself, my husband, purposed my children and their children for a reason. And we need but be faithful to walk through in quiet purposed faithfulness and hope in God. It is not about working at out respective places of employment or living in our respect countries, towns or cities. It is not about “our” happiness and comfort alone, but it is about walking the path God has decreed in hopeful faithful quietness. Walking through whatever comes with continued and same hope and faithfulness. Rain, snow or sunshine, keep walking with the same hope, with the same faithfulness, with the same trust that God decreed it all and therefore there is a purpose.

© 2010 Ulrike Grace 13 April 201

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loriamoore 6 years ago

Have you read "A Purpose-Driven Life?" It ties in with your hub.

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

No actually I haven't yet...called such a lack of time...but thanks and thanks for reading...Blessings to you


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada

UG, always a pleasure. Continue on and at the same time giving that gentle push and encouragement to others. Blessings, St.L. (Thank you for the links from your profile page)

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks St.L

I believe that God is more than able to keep us and teach us what we all need individually and together in this life...for His glory.

St.L may God be glorified in your life today...may He be seen and worshiped as only He deserves.

and I have just learned how to accomplish the 'links' so will probably use them more in the future.

Blessings to you


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Great pictures to go with hub! Good Job Grace:)

rls4immanuel 6 years ago

This is a very good perspective on the sovereignty of God. He is so much more than we can even begin to think and the fact that He loves so fully and perfectly should be our ultimate faith builder. The God of all creation loves us even in our sin and rebellion with a love that is even sufficient for our salvation. He is so far beyond anything we can think or imagine. Praise be to God that He does no call us to fully understand Him but to have faith and trust Him. Thanks Ulrike Grace. Keep up the good work.

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author ever you bring encouragement and words of wisdom to my hubs. Thank you for so faithfully coming and giving this a sincere read and therefore thoughts.



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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Quill and sorry I have taken so long to respond...I do appreciate your support and that you faithfully come and have a read of what is in my heart. is the word that goes with this...without it we are lost and can in no wise think beyond our own noses...Bless you both


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"Quill" 6 years ago

Great Hub Ulrike and I might point out that was not me that dropped by, as we all know there are impostors out there and on Hub Pages. Those who pose and have no substance other than words.

Your writing has grown so much, I encourage you to pursue your dreams as I sense they are the calling you have right now...

Blessings and Hugs

Be Blessed

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Quill...I knew that wasn't you...and when the profile was suspicious, I ignored it. Thank you though for your kind words and encouragement, believe me they are appreciated. Blessings to you and Mrs. Quill


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