The words above in the new title of this blog, seem to be shouting for explanation. Ok. Unfinished business. God is not done with me yet. He’s not done with you. He’s not done with the drunk, he’s not done with the abuser, he’s not done with the missionary. He’s not done with your worst enemy, he’s not done with your pastor, he’s not done with President Obama.
Isn’t that great news? Imagine what could happen still, in your life-time, with God in control of the big picture! That’s cause for great hope! If you have even a mustard seed sized grain of faith that God can do anything, he promises that it will be done.
I love a current Christian pop tune (Wait and See) “He’s Not Finished with Me Yet” by Brandon Heath.
You also know the song that goes; “the foot bone’s connected to the knee bone”, the knee bone’s connected to the hip bone, the hip bone to the back, the back, etc - on up to the head bone. I like to think that, ok, it takes all that to connect to the head bone, the central most important part – to get any results. But more importantly, it takes those connections to get the whole body in snyc.
So, I may be connected to what’s happening to the individual standing next to me, which is connected to my church or community, which is connected to the state, and the house of representatives, on up to the president, who is connected to the leaders of the world – to make the picture complete. It may not be those particular links at all, yet, you can see how it goes. It takes a lot of pieces to complete a picture puzzle, or a lot of messy threads to finish a tapestry. You have an influence on someone in this world, or will. And the person you influence, affects someone else. You are not alone!
We may never see the links in our lifetime. God is not finished with you, or me, or your neighbor, or the ruler of Quasmania. There is still hope that I will be what he intends for me to be, in spite of my own ideas. There is still hope that I will accomplish what is meant for His glory!
God has the big picture.
April Boyer (c) 2010