Tuesday, August 24, 2010

God's Plan for your Life

Today's reading: Micah

But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord; they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor. Micah 4: 12 NRSV

Do you know God's plan for your life?

My guess is that you do not.

None of us can know God's thoughts and we can only take a guess at God's plans.

In Micah, restoration that seems impossible is promised. Even though there is no longer one people in one place, God promises that the remnants will be gathered together. The image in this verse is all the sheaves on the threshing floor. When gathered on that floor, they are piled high and nothing is wasted. Even though they seemed like all they were good for is to be swept into the fire or left in the fields, God gathers them in. God has other plans. At first seen as an opportunity for gleaners, these sheaves are now becoming the crop for the farmer.

How do you suppose God might make something of the leftovers in your own life?

God, help us to not overlook what seems to be the remnants in our lives. Your plan may include even those things we see as worthless. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims


  1. Amelia, Bishop Willimon had some interesting words about God's plan for one's life on a recent podcast. Do you subscribe?

    I like the thought of God doing something with my leftovers. I've left quite a trail.

  2. Hey Lyn - I do subscribe but only listen once in a while. Gotta be in the right mood, if you know what I mean. Will look for this recent podcast, though. Thanks!