Wait for Him to Reveal His Plan


Instead of reacting, we need to wait, listen and allow Him to tell us what His plan is all about.

As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ (He did not know what he was saying.) While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.’ ” Luke 9:33–35 (niv)

Kids are so honest. I remember times when my children have confessed they don’t like their grandmother’s cooking (ouch). Or times when they thought an older gentleman didn’t smell very good. Times when they said those things horrified me, but I also understood. It takes time for children to understand how to filter their thoughts before they speak. They learn social graces the more they interact with others. We give children grace because, basically, they don’t know any better…yet.

I smile to myself as I read about the comment added after peter’s declaration: “He did not know what he was saying.” Peter was overwhelmed with this out-of-this-world experience and he reacted the only way he knew how: by speaking what he saw. Jesus, Moses and Elijah were present and they would need a way to stay out of the elements—and he would help.

The truth is, I’m more like my children—more like Peter—than I want to admit. I see something that catches my attention, and I try to analyze it in my small frame of reference. Thankfully God doesn’t let me get carried away with my thoughts for too long. “Listen to my Son,” God says. “Don’t try to figure out everything for yourself.”

Jesus is God’s Son, sent to transform our thinking and our lives. In our walk with Him there will be moments that will surprise and delight us, but instead of reacting, we need to wait, listen and allow Him to tell us what His plan is all about.

FAITH STEP: Think back to your days as a new believer. How were you different then than you are now? Pray and thank God for the growth and maturity you've experienced.

Written by Tricia Goyer

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