QTVOTD: Its not about me…

“While he [Peter] was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!” Matthew 17:5 ->me:  As I have been reading about the Transfiguration this morning in my QT, this verse about Peter being interrupted continues press on my mind.  What Peter was asking Jesus was if he should make some tents for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah if they were going to stay awhile…then this verse ‘while he was still speaking…”.  The application I take away is this – I need to grasp the gravity and importance of God’s plans and purposes.  His plans are always moving forward and He has known what will happen before the earth was formed.  We are just along for the ride…but, God wants to include me!  But I must be operating in such a way that I God is working in and through many things to bring about what He is going to do.  I believe that Jesus brought Peter, James, and John with Him so that they could see that what Christ was about to do (dying on a cross) was bigger than them and God The Father took the opportunity to tell them to “Listen to Jesus” – Who had been telling them about the fact that He would soon die.  God wanted the disciples to understand that this process of Jesus being turned over to the Jews and being crucified was part of the greater work of God.  He needed their human flesh reactions and ways of operating out of the way.  He needed them focused on the true mission and trust that God (Jesus) knows what He is doing.  I need to be more aware of the fact that God wants me to be a part of His plan but I must be aligned with Him, He has given me a revealing of Himself so that I might know that He is in control.  I need to be listening to Him through His word and prayer so that I will be prepared to trust that He knows what He is doing even when things look dire.

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