Once again I am reminded: Life's not all about me. I am but a cog in His wheel of salvation. Lord, show me how to do my part well. Let me be completely oiled with Your anointing! Guide me on the path that is Your will; I want to always follow Your directives. Sensitize my ears, Father, that I hear Your voice; put Your words in my mouth and in my hand that writes. Reach out to those who need You so desperately through my tongue and blog.
Where has God so delicately placed your cog? Are you allowing the moving of the tiny machine to bring salvation to others through you?
Cog: a wheel or bar with a series of projections on its edge that transfers motion by engaging with projections on another wheel or bar.
So as a cog, I don't move myself, You move me, Lord, through Your motion on the other wheel or bar. I'm a carrier of Your Word and love. And is there something deeper beneath the surface? You call me to move sometimes out of sync with the world. . . Whatever You desire Lord, I am willing.
The big picture: Your plan of salvation reaches out to many through the ages. Time measurer~ a watch has tiny cogs in it that move ever round and round turning the hands counting. . . seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, and millennium.
Galatians 4:4-5 AMP
But when [in God’s plan] the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the [regulations of the] Law, so that He might redeem and liberate those who were under the Law, that we [who believe] might be adopted as sons [as God’s children with all rights as fully grown members of a family].
[Picture created by artist Carol Loomis]
We are adopted into God's family when we accept Jesus gift of salvation and choose Him as our Lord and Savior. We receive the DNA of our Father God with all the family rights, privileges, promises and inheritances.
So as a cog in Your family plan, Lord, move me along the timeline completing every task to bring me to where I am supposed to be. Yes, I’m a cog in a wheel of time that operates beyond human knowledge and understanding. As each click turns I rest in peace, for it is the interaction with my God that propels me. I cannot escape from my place. The watchmaker has assigned me here, in this time and place. I trust Him and it’s here where I choose to stay today and through the New Year.
I rest in You my God allowing You to keep me cleansed and turning with precision. I’m pleased to be a shining cog in Your wheel of salvation.
Are you a cog moved by God? His plan for our lives is always best! Spend time each day with Him, and your New Year will be the best ever! Trust in Him.