by Macy Johnson
“Blessed are they who keep His statutes
and seek Him with all their heart.”
(Psalm 119:2 NIV)
A special friend, fellow writer and Bible scholar, informed me she started memorizing one Bible verse a day and suggested I give it a try. I pondered the thought the next morning during my devotions and selected Psalm 119. On the second day, I wrote verse 2 in my designated notebook and asked God to reveal Himself in this process. The most amazing thought came over me – “You were made for this!”
Everything that has occurred in my life and brought me to this point was planned and orchestrated by the Creator of the universe! What a humbling thought. Whatever we are experiencing right now is not an accident, but an intricate plan of the God who loves us beyond our wildest dreams.
I now sing in the choir during worship rather than play the piano. Maybe someday He will want me to tickle the ivories again instead of croak like a frog on the front row! This is a challenge, but I know I was ‘made for this’ at this time.
While singing with a small group at a local nursing home, a dear friend was wheeled out to enjoy the hymns. His disease, like my father’s, had usurped his mental functions and left him confused. He, a former choir director, attempted to direct our songs and brought us all such joy in the shared laughter. I rejoiced to see my friend again and remembered how God worked in his life to touch mine.
What freedom comes when we accept all of our circumstances as part of our heavenly Father’s perfect plan!
I will rest in the knowledge that I was created for this place, this time, and God’s purposes. I hope you will, too!