ALWAYS ON THE JOB GOD
Ps. 138:8 NLT
The Lord will work out his plans for my life, for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Ps. 139:1-5 NLT
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You both precede me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Ps. 37:23 NLT
The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Ps. 121:5 NLT
The Lord himself watches over you! He never tires and never sleeps!
It was an early Wednesday morning, my garage door was open wide, letting the cool air into my garage office. As I sat at my office desk, my thoughts turned to the excruciating trial enveloping my life. My heart was extremely weighed down as I pondered the gravity of the situation. Suddenly, I was startled by the loud sound of the garbage truck stopping in front of my house, lifting the garbage can to dump the trash. The loud noise interrupted my concentration, “What if the garbage men went on strike, I thought. Imagine the repugnant odor that would begin to fill my garage and my office?” My mind went back to my time in Central America, in a city where the garbage collectors did go on strike, and my morning walks were filled with the stench of piles of garbage along every single path I walked on. It was an awful sight and smell. The people of that city suffered greatly during that many month’s long strike.
As I sat there deep in thought, God spoke directly to me. “Mark, do you realize I never go on strike, I never stop working? I never take a snack break, I never take a bathroom break, I never get worn down, tired or need to sleep the night to recuperate. Mark, I never, ever, ever take a break from my job over your life, not for one second! I don’t get discouraged, I don’t get bored, I don’t get emotionally worn out, I don’t need a vacation. I am always on the job of your life, working out every detail, moving in ways you can’t even imagine, grasp, or understand! I don’t miss a thing, I never get distracted, forgetful, or make a mistake in the plans I have for your life. I have every resource possible, all the power ever needed, and all the wisdom necessary to bring about my plans for you. I can provide anything and everything you could possibly need, while at the same time building your faith in the process. I am in your present, and I am in your tomorrow, already waiting there for you to arrive. I may allow you to walk through fire, endure great hardships, suffering, and loss, but I have a plan, no one can thwart it, and I am always, every moment of every day and night, on the job of your life and your situation.”
Friends, I cannot begin to describe to you the strength and encouragement this concept, this amazing truth perspective brings to my life and my faith.
Time and time again, I have seen God come through for me in astounding ways that prove once more, He is always on the job of our lives. Even now, writing this article, I received a phone call from someone I love dearly, telling me of the astounding way God has just come through for them in something we have been begging God to do for over a year. The details of the story, and all the incredible, mysterious details of the ways this came about, prove yet again, God is always on the job of your life!
Please hear this 2 part podcast message, as it will greatly encourage and strengthen your faith!
Always On The Job God!
Helping you become a Strong Disciple,
Because of Jesus,
Pastor Mark Darling