Wednesday, April 16, 2014

God of the Details

I. LOVE. DETAILS. I love detail-oriented things. I love noticing details. I love remembering deails. And I love that we serve a God who is a God of the details! Not a single moment goes by that he doesn't orchestrate. This is something that I have become very aware of this semester. My job this year serving as the Social Events Coordinator at school has showed me how much I absolutely love planning and coordinating events. I love that this position has allowed me to pay close attention to detail in everything I have done. In taking time to reflect on the last four years at Biola as the end draws near, my eyes have been opened to how the Lord has orchestrated every single detail during my time here. In the classes I took each semester, the people I met and interacted with, the positions I've held, and the chapels I attended, God has orchestrated it all. He knew how each detail would play role in bringing me to the place I am today and to where he is taking me next.
In my recent {quite crazy} decision to not pursue student teaching, I have felt like a "normal" college kid who is in need of a job post-graduation. The Lord has been so good and provided a job and I have been given the opportunity to move to Laguna Beach and work at the Montage Hotel for the summer. I am so excited to see what this this summer has in store! Six months ago I thought I'd be heading to camp in a few weeks and coming home to student teach in the fall. I had no idea that the Lord would allow me to move to the beach (my absolute favorite place in the whole wide world!) and work for an incredible company! 
I have been blown away at what God has done and has been doing in my life during my time here at Biola!! We serve such a BIG GOD. A God who knows every single detail of our lives. As much as we think it would be helpful, and as much as we would like to know, if we knew every single thing that would happen, we would shut down. We would give up. Being the detail-loving and planning person that I am, I of course want to know what is coming next or how something will work out. But God reveals to us exactly what we need to know, when we need to know it. I like to say the Lord is perpetually punctual. Sometimes this is hard to accept, but I would much rather have God's will for my life, not my own. He sees everything at all times, and I have a very narrow of view of what is going on most of the time. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. We can have faith in our GREATER God that he has got it all under control!
I am so glad that we serve a God who knows every detail of the events of our lives. I know on event day there are lots of things that are happening that other people do no know happen because they don't see the event rundown I've created. They aren't orchestrating every detail of the day. {And even though I think I am in charge of what happens on event day...God orchestrates that too. No matter how accurate I think the event rundown is!} Just like many people do not know what is happening behind the scenes at an event, I do not know every little thing God is doing in my life all the time. But I know that I can trust that God will fill me in when I need to know. He is sovereign and has created an event rundown for my life. Things are happening as they need to be and I all I can do is trust that the Greatest Event Planner of all times is taking care of all the details:)
Planning and trusting always,

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