April 14 My Choice Is His Choice
He chose our heritage for us. (Psalm 47:4 ESV)
Our enemies would allot us a very dreary portion, but we are not left in their hands. The Lord will cause us to stand in our lot, and our place is appointed by His infinite wisdom. A wiser mind than our own arranges our destiny. The ordaining of all things is with God, and we are glad to have it so; we choose that God should choose for us. If we might have our own way we would wish to let all things go in God's way.
Being conscious of our own folly, we would not desire to rule our own destinies. We feel safer and more at ease when the Lord steers our vessel than we could possibly be if we could direct it according to our own judgment. Joyfully we leave the painful present and the unknown future with our Father, our Savior, our Comforter.
O my soul, this day lay down your wishes at Jesus' feet! If you have of late been somewhat wayward and willful, eager to be and to do after your own mind, now dismiss your foolish self, and place the reins in the Lord's hands. Say, "He chose." If others dispute the sovereignty of the Lord and glory in the free will of man, do you answer them, "He chose for me." It is my free choice to let Him choose. As a free agent, I elect that He should have absolute sway.
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright