Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - June 6

June 6

God Takes the Initiative

Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor?

Isaiah 40:13, niv

 “Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor?” The answer that reverberates through the millenniums is . . . no one . . . no one. God stands in the august solitude of Himself. When He acts, it is because He Himself has taken the initiative and made the decision to do so.

God took the initiative
          to create the universe: “And God said . . . ,”
          to create man: “Let us make man in our image . . . ,”
          to create woman: “I will make a helper. . . .”
And God took the initiative to send His Son to be our Savior.

How unbelievably awesome is the One Who created everything!
           Our heads should bow,
                    our wills should yield,
                              our hearts should love
the One Who took the initiative and revealed His glory through His eternity, deity, and activity.

God’s Story, (Nashville: W Publishing, 1997). 

©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


What are the secrets to a life of impact? Daniel achieved greatness in the eyes of his contemporaries, in the eyes of history, and most importantly, in the eyes of God. His faith did not waver as he faced his critics, as he served new kings in power, or even as he confronted hungry lions. How can we achieve that kind of faith today? Twenty intentional, key choices made all the difference. Daniel’s choices can be ours, such as:

•  The choice to listen
•  The choice to forgive
•  The choice to pray

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Originally published Thursday, 06 June 2024.