by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
As the story of Lazarus unfolds, there is an interesting short phrase, (John 11:13) “but his disciples thought he meant…”
How often do these few words describe us in relation to the working of God. I don’t know about you, but I have a penchant for drawing conclusions about how God is working or ought to be working. It is so clear to me that this or that should happen!
The Scripture reminds us that “my ways are not your ways,” so why are we surprised that real life proves this word to be true?
Maybe if we spent more time in prayer listening to God rather than telling him how we think things ought to go, we’d have many fewer, “but I thought he meant” and many more, “be still and know that I am God.”