“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV)
I go through my favorite Starbucks’ drive-thru on the way home from church almost every Sunday afternoon. Typically, I get a Caramel Latte (iced during the summer!), but I have been known to deviate on occasion…
Recently during one of my Sunday visits, as I was sitting in line I happened to overhear the order of the car ahead of me. I was so amused that I wrote it down:
1 Iced Venti White Mocha, skinny, 7 pumps of sugar free syrup, light ice, no whip.
I kid you not.
But my amusement quickly faded into conviction.
And I have been pondering these questions ever since:
How often do we submit our “orders” to the Lord in the same manner?
How often do we approach the Lord, express a desire to submit to His plan, and then proceed to give Him a detailed list of specifications for that plan as if we somehow know better?
How often do we modify the Lord’s plan based on those specifications to the point that we can no longer recognize His plan?
How often do we fail to trust His thoughts and His ways?