“God claims Earth and everything in it, God claims World and all who live on it.” Psalm 24.1
Flying into Zurich is always an experience. I anticipate the mountains, snow, and nestled lakes. Yesterday I left London anticipating warm breezes, moderately gray skies, and spring like weather. I arrived in low clouds, lots of turbulence, driving rain and sleet, and temperature approaching the freezing mark if I ignored the wind factor.
What did I expect? I thought the pilot knew what he was talking about when we took off from London. I didn’t mind missing the mountain or lake views, but my expectations were dashed in a matter of minutes!
My vision and expectations of God follows a similar path.
I know, in advance, what God is going to do. I am on the lookout, waiting for God to do His thing in the way that is expected. Friends, parents, and others took on the role of the pilot yesterday, explaining what I should expect when I had a relationship with God.
Expectations and results again had little in common. I guess the best I can say is that two things were constant, God and I were both involved!
David walked with God in a way that appears fresh, different, unusual, and non-traditional. What was his secret? Nothing really, he just opened his heart and mind to God’s voice each day. David’s expectations were for God to act and act in a big way. David looked for God to solve problems, take an active role in his life and others, and for God to be everything to every good person.
Should my life be any different? Should I expect God to do less in my life than David expected and saw in his?
David’s statement in the Psalm today provides the answer.
God claims Earth. Everything. No exceptions.
God claims World. Everyone. No exceptions.
God is taking an active role in the affairs of this world. God is willing to act in every person’s life. The question is, will I let Him act in my life?