Bad economic news. Terrorism. Abortions. Same-sex marriages. Illegal aliens. Swine flu. Yuck! Double yuck! Where’s some good news for us Christians?
Order is always proceeded by chaos. Whenever God restores order, something is birthed out of the chaos He allowed in the first place. Everything is part of the whole with God. We look at the chaos and say, “This is not of God.” The Bible, though, points to chaos and disagrees with us. In chaos, God disenfranchises the old order and births the new! (Permission Granted, 2006, by Graham Cooke and Gary Goodell, published by Destiny Image.)
God works His own brand of order in the midst of chaos. (ibid)
The Lord operates from stillness. Whatever boat you are storming through at the moment, He is on that same boat wanting you to grow up enough to call on His peace. God does not create order out of order; He creates order only out of chaos. (ibid)
The Lord is sharpening the Church at this time. He is putting a cutting edge on what we are doing…On the surface, it looks chaotic because God is not a manager; He is a facilitator. Underneath the action, though, there is a calm order that arises out of God’s character and nature. (ibid)
Hey, something good is about to happen and I”m going to hang on until it does. So, what about you?
Swimming Upstream appears at this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s a little of this and a little of that, all written to encourage and exhort believers in their Christian journeys.