My notes from September 2, 2012-
Holly Wagner-Oasis LA
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11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable!
Everything Is Meaningless
1 The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” 3 What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. 7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. 8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
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Destiny is lived out one decision, one step at a time. Lots of other decisions follow. (follow christ, become a mother, become an elementary teacher, move to Los Angeles, become a high school special education teacher, plant my family at Oasis LA Church, study Autism, continue teaching) Destiny is not a one time occurance. Reading his word shines light on my path. Skill is different than destiny. Give your skills to God and what you are to do will be worked out. Purpose will be revealed.
My personality, quirks and all is what God planned for me. Train, inspire, equip a new generation.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
People are like a jigsaw puzzle, each piece is shaped differently. The puzzle would not fit together if all pieces were the same. Frustrating when one piece is missing. No matter how beautiful, if one piece is missing, your focus is on the missing piece. We are all pieces of God’s grand puzzle. I do not need what others have. I need what I have in order to be the piece of the puzzle to fit into God’s puzzle. Small pieces perish into the bigger picture. He is using all of us to build his kingdom.
People become easily offended and then advocate and it effects the whole body. When great things happen do not be jealous, celebrate. I do not have what you have and I never will.
There are dangers in understanding purpose. Destiny is discovered one step at a time. 8 months ago